Published on January 30th, 2017 | by GrowWNYAdmin0
Public Lecture: Blueprints for Belonging
Exploring the Role of Planning and Design in Building Equitable Communities
john a. powell, Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and Professor of Law, African American Studies, and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, comes to UB as the 2017 Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Planning.
Professor powell has written extensively on a number of issues including structural racism, racial justice, concentrated poverty and urban sprawl, and opportunity-based housing. He is the author of several books, including his most recent work, Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society.
In this free public lecture, john powell will discuss his work on race, place, and space, exploring how issues of racialized space, concentrated poverty, and regional inequity relate to our understanding of the built environment. The lecture will explore how structures and systems interactively link issues across domains to produce exclusion and possibilities for dismantling structural racism, challenging unconscious bias, and supporting inclusive, responsive government.