August 2-ZONED OUT!: Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City

Join us for a book presentation by editor Tom Angotti, one of the editors (with Sylvia Morse) of Zoned Out!: Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City.

Gentrification and displacement of low-income communities of color are major issues in New York City and the city’s zoning policies are a major cause. Race matters but the city ignores it when shaping land use and housing policies. The city promises “affordable housing” that is not truly affordable. Zoned Out! shows how this has played in Williamsburg, Harlem and Chinatown, neighborhoods facing massive displacement of people of color. It looks at ways the city can address inequalities, promote authentic community-based planning and develop housing in the public domain.

Tom Angotti is Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College, the Graduate Center, and City University of New York, and Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning & Development. He is author of New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate, which won the 2009 Davidoff Book Award.                                                                                          —-

Únase a nosotros a la presentación del editor Tom Angotti, uno de los editores (junto con Sylvia Morse) de Zoned out!: Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City.

La gentrificación y el desplazamiento de las comunidades de color de bajos ingresos, son problematicas de importancia en la Cd. de Nueva York, y las regulaciones de zonificación urbanas son una de las causas principales. La etnicidad importa pero la ciudad la ignora cuando determina el uso del suelo y las regulaciones de vivienda. La ciudad promete “vivienda asequible” que no es realmente asequible. Zoned out! muestra como esto ha afectado en Williamsburg, Harlem y Chinatown, vecindarios que enfrentan el desplazamiento masivo de la gente de color. Zoned Out! considera los métodos en que la ciudad puede abordar las desigualdades, fomentando la planificación y el desarrollo de vivienda basados genuinamente en la comunidad y la opinion pública.
Tom Angotti es professor de Planificación y Política Urbanas en Hunter College, en el Centro de Postgrado y en la Universidad de la Ciudad de Nueva York, y es director del Centro de Planificación y Desarrollo Comunitarios de Hunter College. Es autor de New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate, el cual ganó el premio Davidoff Book Award 2009.

 

ZONED OUT!: Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City                                                                                                                              Thursday, August 2, 2018                                                                                                     6:30–8:30pm                                                                                                                   Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria                                           2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.                                                                                New York NY 10032

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