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. Join us for a panel discussion with Sylvia Morse, co-editor of Zoned Out, Marina Ortiz of East Harlem Preservation, Grace Jean of Queens Anti-Gentrification Project, and Ryan Chavez of UPROSE.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm

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