Uprooted – Lessons for Addressing Displacement in Austin’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods
A new report by UT researchers has identified a wave of gentrification sweeping through Austin neighborhoods, hitting low-income African-American and Hispanic renters the hardest. Come learn about three case studies the researchers developed to help inform what it will take for Austin to address these disturbing trends. The presenters will share information about anti-displacement policies utilized in Columbia Heights in Washington, D.C., Inner North/Northeast neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon, and Guadalupe neighborhood in Austin—along with key takeaways for Austin.
Heather K. Way, Clinical Professor The University of Texas School of Law
Nicholas Armstrong, Graduate Student Community and Regional Planning Program, The University of Texas at Austin
Benjamin Martin, Graduate Student Community and Regional Planning Program, The University of Texas at Austin
Jake Wegmann, Assistant Professor Community and Regional Planning Program, The University of Texas at Austin
Presented by the UT Opportunity Forum and sponsored at the Law School by the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law
Lunch Series Co-Sponsors: The Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis; RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service, LBJ School of Public Affairs; The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement; The Graduate Program in Community & Regional Planning; School of Nursing Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science