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

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Friday, April 21 • 9:40am - 11:05am
FR9.40.20 Building Bridges Between the Academy and the Community: Strategies for Applied Research and Public Scholarship (COLLOQUY ORGANIZED BY UAA VICE CHAIR)

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Cities face a number of challenges related to housing, education, economic development, neighborhood planning, public safety, social welfare and other aspects of community development. Historically, low-income residents, particularly those from racial, ethnic and other disenfranchised groups have had little input in decision-making related to urban policies that directly impact the neighborhoods where they live. This has led to displacement, a lack of confidence in public institutions, and the reproduction of urban inequality. This colloquium explores the challenges university faculty face when attempting to pursue public scholarship and forge collaborations with communities in order to promote social change. Strategies that scholars at different stages of their careers can use to leverage university resources, pursue applied research, engage stakeholders, empower residents, and build community capacity will be discussed.

Lisa Bates, Portland State University
Lisa Bornstein, McGill University
Kitty Epstein, Holy Names University

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Kitty Kelly Epstein

Professor, Holy Names University and Fielding Graduate University
In 2013 Kitty Kelly Epstein was honored with the Activist Scholar Award at the national conference of the Urban Affairs Association.  This was based on her work in Oakland, California where she led an innovation in democracy that consisted of 41 groups comprised of 800 people whose... Read More →
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Lisa K. Bates, Portland State University

Associate Professor, Portland State University

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Robert Silverman, University at Buffalo

Professor, University at Buffalo
Rob Silverman's research focuses on the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, and inequality in inner city housing markets. His current research projects include studies of non-profit finance and advocacy,school reform,shrinking... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 9:40am - 11:05am CDT
Greenway Ballroom-H (2nd Floor)