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The debate roars on in cities across the country: Is the work of landscape architects in urban communities “revitalization” or “gentrification”? This panel discussion examines the relationship of landscape architecture and gentrification and considers how we can improve communities without displacing the very people we are working to help.
Housing & Community Design
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Understand the causes of gentrification.
Learn about the current arguments for and against gentrification.
Understand how the work of landscape architecture impacts gentrification.
Learn how landscape architects can work to avoid involuntary displacement of the communities for whom we design.
Jennifer Wolch, University of California, Berkeley; Anne Whiston Spirn, FASLA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kathleen King, Assoc. ASLA, Design Workshop; Dan Pitera, University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture
American Society of Landscape Architects