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47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Thursday, April 20 • 9:10am - 10:35am
TH9.10.02 Claiming Neighborhood, New Ways of Understanding Neighborhood Change

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Despite serious criticisms of Human Ecology especially since the 1960s, neighborhood analyses and policies continue reproducing and reifying this approach. This includes assumptions about racial change and income mixing as well as conceptualizing neighborhood stability and health. An emerging literature on neighborhoods throughout the USA has started carving new paths towards critical analyses that inform theory and other policies and actions especially for disadvantaged and underrepresented populations. On occasion of the publication of the book Claiming Neighborhood, New Ways of Understanding Urban change, this colloquy will discuss these new paths in the context of our changing urban space and the transformations associated with the reconfiguration of capitalism in the last three decades. This topic is particularly critical today as cities polarize between gentrified neighborhoods of abundance and opportunity and distressed neighborhoods of scarcity and exclusion. Examining and neighborhood change from a critical perspective, the colloquy argues that the traditional approaches to neighborhood analyses and policy making need to be challenged if we are to represent appropriately the causes of residents of neglected neighborhoods towards a more just city.

John J. Betancur, University of Illinois at Chicago
Susan Saegert, City University of New York
Janet Smith, University of Illinois at Chicago

Speakers
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Janet Smith, University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois Chicago
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Susan Saegert

City University of New York

Moderators

Thursday April 20, 2017 9:10am - 10:35am
Greenway Ballroom-B (2nd Floor)