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Keeanga-Yamhatta Taylor | Race for Profit How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
A Matrix Lecture by Keeanga-Yamhatta Taylor, author of Race for Profit. Race for Profit uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned.
Patricie Uwase | What civil engineers and planners should know about building infrastructure in the real world: Lessons from Rwanda
Over 25 years ago, Rwanda was almost on the brink of being wiped off the world map. Rwanda had just gone through one of the twentieth century’s worst genocides: the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
Clara Irázabal-Zurita | Venezuela’s Grand Housing Mission: Janus-Faced, Reversed Gentrification in Caracas
Clara Irázabal-Zurita is a Professor of Planning and Director of the Latinx and Latin American Studies Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Social Science Matrix.
In this talk I will review a 12 years-long project that transformed an illegal squatter settlement built by indigenous Amis people from east coast Taiwan into a legal and permanent housing complex in the metropolitan center of Taipei where the housing price had skyrocketed beyond the
Co-sponsored by the Department of City and Regional Planning and the ARCUS program.
Karen Smilowitz | Modeling access and equity in the design of school districts and related transportation decisions
Co-Sponsored by the Institute for Transportation Studies, Dept. of Civil Engineering.