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Thursday, April 9 • 3:15pm - 4:40pm
TH3.15.05 On Poverty and Race, Do We Still Have Little to Say? Why Race-Oriented Research is Peripheral in Urban Studies Scholarship

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At the height of the “urban crisis” of the 1970s and 1980s, a considerable amount of research was generated that focused on the racialized roots of urban economic inequality and residential segregation, and the policy options that could mitigate both. In the years since, cities have physically and economically rebounded while the circumstances of the populations at the heart of the urban crisis remaining the same or worsened. This panel is organized around the provocative indictment lodged by Chester Hartman in his classic 1994 essay, “On Poverty and Race We Have Had Little to Say” and the perspective that research on that focuses on the resulting manifestations of racial inequality in urban areas has eclipsed research on the causes of race inequality in them. This panel seeks to contribute to the reinvigoration of a clear focus on racial inequalities and injustices by the fields of urban studies generally and planning specifically by interrogating how and why urban studies and planning scholarship moved race to the periphery.


On Poverty and Race: The Silenced Cacophony
Anna Brand, University of New Orleans

Race, Racism, and Urban Planning: Lots to say, but missing the point.
Lisa Bates, Portland State University; Jamaal Green, Portland State University

Reproducing the Revanchist Imaginary: A Critical Analysis of Race in Gentrification Scholarship
Katherine Fallon, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Silence or Weakness? Race and Urban Scholarship in a Post-Ferguson World
Alex Schafran, University of Leeds/University of Colorado-Denver

Presenters
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Lisa Bates

Portland State University
AL

Anna Livia Brand

University of New Orleans
KF

Katherine Fallon

University of Wisconsin, Madison
AS

Alex Schafran

University of Leeds/University of Colorado-Denver

Moderators
AS

Alex Schafran

University of Leeds/University of Colorado-Denver

Thursday April 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:40pm
Escorial (2nd floor)