Communities in Transition: tools to predict and respond to gentrification

APA Colorado Chapter

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. MDT

Denver, CO, United States

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Overview

This event will investigate new models designed to understand how people, place and policy shape neighborhood change. CU Denver faculty will describe how publicly available data can be used to predict whether a neighborhood may be impacted by gentrification, establish early warning systems and assist in the development of prevention strategies.  Discussion panelists and attendees will have the opportunity to respond and reflect on such insights.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn about new models for analyzing gentrification, displacement and neighborhood change.

2. Hear from community and municipal staff about strategies to alleviate displacement and gentrification in an era of rapid growth

3. Participate in conversations about gentrification and strategies to mitigate it

Rapid increases in rent and home prices, stagnant wages, changing consumer preferences, land use policies and public investments affect gentrification and displacement in cities throughout the United States. Far from an uncontrollable consequence of market forces, gentrification and displacement result from many economic, political and individual decisions.

Join us to learn about new models designed to understand how people, place and policy shape neighborhood change. CU Denver faculty will describe how publicly available data can be used to predict whether a neighborhood may be impacted by gentrification, establish early warning systems and assist in the development of prevention strategies

Resource URL

http://www.apacolorado.org/article/communities-transition-tools-predict-and-respond-gentrification

Speakers

Deyanira Zavala

Confirmed Speaker

n April 2019, Deyanira Zavala will step into her newest role as Executive Director with Mile High Connects. Ms. Zavala joined our team as a Program Coordinator to oversee the implementation and execution of MHC’s workplan by creating and managing partnership opportunities and tracking workplan deliverables. She focuses on ... Read More

Carrie Makarewicz

Confirmed Speaker

Carrie Makarewicz is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning, College of Architecture and Planning. Her research is on the intersections among public infrastructures, including affordable housing, parks, schools, and transportation, related public policies, and the consequences for social well-being and sustainability. Current and past studies include the impact of urban systems on parent engagement and school quality; strategies to include equity in transit planning and nearby developments; developing a model to estimate household transportation costs; transit-oriented development; long term household recovery from disasters; and grassroots sustainability programs. She has ... Read More

Irene Aguilar

Confirmed Speaker

Dr. Irene Aguilar is the director for the City and County of Denver’s Neighborhood Equity and Stabilization Team, where she leads an impact team focused on preserving culture, character and community in Denver’s neighborhoods. Before leading NEST, she served as a state senator, representing Colorado’s 32nd District ... Read More

Jeremy Nemeth

Confirmed Speaker

Jeremy Németh, PhD, is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Planning and Design and the Director of the Master of Urban Design program at the University of Colorado Denver. His research examines how planners can help create urban environments that are more equitable and inclusive, and his recent ... Read More

Contact Info

Shelia Booth, sbooth@apacolorado.org