Urban Design / Downtown Revitalization

Education Session - Presentation Format

MON-B10 - Deconstructing Gentrification: Understanding and Accommodating Change in Urban Communities

Monday, October 23
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1.5 PDH, LA CES/non-HSW, AIA/non-HSW, AICP, FL, NY/non-HSW

Gentrification has become a confused, loaded term in our society, evoking displacement and inequality as well as development and urban vitality. How did we get here, and how can we harness these forces for better outcomes? This panel will examine the policies and projects that are redefining the gentrification phenomenon.

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Jennifer Reut

Senior Editor
Landscape Architecture Magazine

Jennifer Reut is the Senior Editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), the monthly magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Before joining LAM in 2013, she taught and practiced in historic preservation and architectural history for 10 years, with a particular focus on mid- 20th-century architecture and landscape. Her current research project, Mapping the Green Book, traces the architectural and landscape implications of guide books published for African American travelers during the Jim Crow Era. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia's MA and PhD programs in architectural history in the School of Architecture.

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Diane Jones Allen

Principal Landscape Architect
DesignJones LLC

Diane Jones Allen, D. Eng., PLA, ASLA has years of experience in land planning, park design, and community development. She is Program Director for Landscape Architecture, the College of Architecture Planning, and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Arlington. Diane is on the Board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation, and was a member of the Urban Design Architecture Review Panel, Baltimore, Maryland. She is Principal Landscape Architect with DesignJones LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her research explores, equity and sustainability in cultural landscapes, including “Transit Deserts,” places of limited access, as discuss in her book “Lost in the Transit Desert”.

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Gary L. Strang

Principal
GLS Landscape | Architecture

Gary Strang is the founder of GLS Landscape | Architecture and has been designing urban landscapes and structures for over twenty years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Educated and licensed in landscape architecture and architecture, Gary is among the first of the new generation
of multi-disciplinary practitioners to focus on landscape commissions in the era of urban revitalization and densification, following the postwar period dominated by commissions for suburban parks, subdivisions and corporate campuses. The unifying theme of his work is the realization that contemporary landscapes require blending ecology with urban infrastructure and architecture to make cities livable.

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