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Friday, April 14 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rising Tide or Rising Rent? How to Solve a Housing Crisis FULL

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Gentrification can bring walkable retail, better transit connections, reduced crime, and attention from the city government. But if an influx of new residents isn’t managed, it is also a process that can displace lower-income families and small businesses, aggravating racial inequality. Hear from housing advocates and planners in cities that have experienced significant gentrification over the past twenty years how their communities have struggled to balance new and existing residents, developers and NIMBYs, authenticity and opportunity in growing districts.

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Henry Grabar

Staff Writer, Slate
Henry is a staff writer at Slate who covers cities. Previously, he was a senior editor at Urban Omnibus and the author of the Science of Cities column for Next City. His work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.

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Scott Beyer

Writer, Forbes
Scott Beyer is a journalist who focuses on urban American issues. He writes columns for Forbes and Governing Magazine, and is the editor of daily content at MarketUrbanism.com. He is currently on a 3-year cross-country trip--living for a month each in 30 different U.S. cities--to write a book about they how can be revived through "Market Urbanism". | | Along with doing regular speeches and media appearances, Scott also regularly publishes... Read More →
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Sara Eskrich

Alder, City of Madison, WI
Sara Eskrich is starting her second term as Alder for District 13 in the City of Madison. She serves on many boards and committees, including the Finance Committee, the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, and the Community Development Authority. Her district is diverse and active, with some of the highest concentrations of public housing and some of the most affluent near-downtown neighborhoods. Sara holds Masters Degrees in Public Health... Read More →
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Omar Hakeem

Design Director, buildingcommunityWORKSHOP
Omar Hakeem, AIA, is Design Director at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP and leads its Washington DC office. His work seeks to address the systemic poverty, health and resilience issue that plague our nation through thoughtful design and planning. From 2013-2015, Omar lead the Rio Grande Valley office focusing on a geographical, social cultural frontier by addressing the systemic poverty, health and resilience issue that plague the region... Read More →
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Melissa Maddox-Evans

Chief Executive Officer, Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Melissa Maddox-Evans is the Chief Executive Officer of the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the General Counsel for The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston and is an advocate for developing affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate income families within the region. She obtained her undergraduate degree for Georgetown University and her law degree from the University of Georgia. Ms. Maddox-Evans is a... Read More →


John Devine

Scribe, Volunteer
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Kaleigh Watson

Scribe, Volunteer

Friday April 14, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Room 206, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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