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Education Session - Panel Format

SUN-B06 - Improvement Without Gentrification: When Is Just Green Enough, Enough?

Sunday, October 21
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 119

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

How can we help communities improve without catalyzing gentrification that displaces the very people we seek to serve? Learn, discuss, and debate the emerging answers—Just Green Enough, designing for community ownership, designing for cultural and class differences in aesthetics and use. Together, how can we solve our gentrification dilemma?

Learning Objectives:

Steve Rasmussen Cancian, ASLA

Principal/Instructor
Shared Spaces/California Polytechnic University

Steve Rasmussen Cancian is a community-based, participatory landscape architect practicing across California and teaching at Cal Poly Pomona. Steve’s practice, Shared Spaces, combines community organizing, facilitation and design to enable residents to participate in every step of creating their own places from project conception to construction. Steve has focused on helping residents improve their communities while fighting gentrification since completing his 2003 Berkeley MLA thesis entitled Sidewalk Living Rooms: Better Neighborhoods, Same Neighbors. Steve’s thesis won a national ASLA award and his anti-gentrification design projects have been featured in Landscape Architecture magazine, the New York Times and the Venice Biennale.

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Diane Jones Allen, ASLA

Director of Landscape Architecture
The University of Texas at Arlington

Diane Jones Allen, D. Eng., ASLA, PLA, is Program Director of Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture Planning and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Arlington, and Principal Landscape Architect for DesignJones, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana. DesignJones LLC received the 2016 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Community Service Award. Diane received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. Diane’s research explores environmental justice and sustainability in cultural landscapes, including impacts on places with unmet transportation demand, as discussed in her book Lost in the Transit: Race Transit Access and Suburban Form, by Routledge Publishers.

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Trina Hamilton

Associate Professor, Geography
University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Trina Hamilton is an Associate Professor of Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), and co-director of the UB Center for Trade, Environment and Development (CTED). Her work focuses on how government regulation, social and environmental justice activism, and market mechanisms such as ethical consumerism drive corporate change and sustainable development. Trina’s research and commentary has been featured in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post and other media outlets, and she recently co-edited (with Winifred Curran) an anthology on sustainability and social justice entitled Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification (Routledge, 2018).

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Winifred Curran

Associate Professor of Geography, co-director MA in Sustainable Urban Development
DePaul University

Dr. Winifred Curran is an associate professor of geography and co-director of the MA in Sustainable Urban Development at DePaul University. Her research focuses on understanding the effects of gentrification on the urban landscape, looking at labor, policing, education, environmental gentrification and the gendering of urban policy. She is the author of Gender and Gentrification (Routledge, 2018) and co-editor, with Trina Hamilton, of Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification (Routledge, 2018).

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