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Friday, April 10 • 10:30am - 11:55am
FR10.30.05 Ferguson, Metropolitan Fragmentation and Ontologies of Segregation

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Generally, big cities demand the attention of urban affairs scholars. But for one month and counting, a small city has demanded it -- Ferguson, Missouri. A notable aspect of Ferguson, beyond its racial composition, civil unrest, and militarized police response is its “suburban” location. To what degree is it a potent symbol of the negative consequences of metropolitan fragmentation and socioeconomic regions restructure and reinforce their complex web of disadvantages, inequalities, and injustices? This panel invites scholars of cities, suburban, and regional scholars to consider what Ferguson and satellite cities like it represent in the light of research suggesting new racial geographies and ontologies of segregation, the suburbanization of poverty and fiscal crisis, post-foreclosure real estate markets and current housing policy, regional and subregional governances and the (sub)urbanization of social movements, etc.

The Right to Suburbia: Redevelopment and Resistance on the Urban Edge
Willow S. Lung-Amam, University of Maryland College Park

Is Gentrification the New Racially Restrictive Covenant?
Stacey Sutton, Columbia University

Visceral and Spatial Implications of Violence for Mexican Women in Satellite Cities
Elizabeth Sweet, Temple University


Willow Lung-Amam

University of Maryland, College Park

Stacey Sutton

Asst. Professor, Columbia University
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Elizabeth Sweet

Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University

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Elizabeth Sweet

Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University

Friday April 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:55am
Raphael (2nd floor)