[PAST EVENT] IIC Lecture: The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice
Dr. Melissa Checker, Hagedorn Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, will give a Zoom talk on her research exploring the hidden consequences of sustainable policies in New York. Documented in her new book The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice, this talk will examine the socioeconomic impact of environmental gentrification and urban redevelopment on non-gentrifying neighborhoods in New York and will highlight the work of environmental justice advocates to unveil the socioeconomic consequences and racial underpinning of “sustainability”.
Date: Nov. 5, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
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