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Friday, April 10 • 1:45pm - 3:10pm
FR1.45.06 Why Place Matters in Income Inequality

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Moderator: Bethany Welch, Aquinas Center

The Implications of Financial Inclusion Programs for Community-Based Development Organizations
Miranda Martinez, Ohio State University; Matt Brenn, Ohio State University

Urban Poverty and Public Transit: Evidence from the Atlanta Metropolitan Area
Rahul Pathak, Georgia State University; Christopher Wyczalkowski, Georgia State University & Georgia Institute of Technology; Xi Huang, Georgia State University & Georgia Institute of Technology

Dynamics of multiple claims in civic spaces: Understanding urban spaces of Mumbai’s railway station hubs
Amruta Sakalker, M.Arch second year student at Penn State University; Alexandra Staub, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Architecture, Penn State University

Working in the Shadow of the State: Economic Strategies of Undocumented Immigrants in Texas
Jennifer Scott, The University of Texas at Austin

The Characteristics of Transit Rich Neighborhoods and their Impact on Transit Ridership in the Atlanta Region
Kyungsoon Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology; Karen Leone de Nie, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Myungje Woo, University of Seoul

Presenters
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Miranda Martinez

Associate Professor, Ohio State University
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Rahul Pathak

Georgia State University
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Amruta Sakalker

Graduate Teaching Assistant at Penn State, Pennsylvania State University
Amruta Sakalker is a second year Masters of Architecture student at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests are urban theory, urban sociology and South Asian planning theories. Her master’s thesis focuses on transient use of urban spaces and currently her research is based in Mumbai. She received the University Graduate Fellowship for the Master’s program at Penn State for 2013-14. Before pursuing her masters, she was working... Read More →
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Jennifer Scott

The University of Texas at Austin
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Kyungsoon Wang

Georgia Institute of Technology

Moderators
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Bethany Welch

Director, Aquinas Center
Dr. Bethany Welch is the founding director of Aquinas Center in Philadelphia as well as a nonprofit management and evaluation consultant. The center is housed in a former convent re-purposed as a space to foster mutual support and shared understanding on the grounds of a diverse, inner city Catholic parish. Parishioners and guests come together to practice hospitality, promote education, and engage in service. The project is a direct result of... Read More →

Friday April 10, 2015 1:45pm - 3:10pm
Hibiscus (lobby level)