Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
AIA 1 LU pending
AICP 1.5 CM available (Event #9211680)
Join us for a talk on the legacies of whiteness in urban planning with Edward G. Goetz, a professor of urban planning with the University of Minnesota. Goetz specializes in housing and local community development planning and policy with a focus on issues of race and poverty.
According to Goetz, the urban planning profession, both practitioners and scholars, must center whiteness and white supremacy if it hopes to adequately address systemic racism in U.S. urban areas. Specifically, urban planners need to acknowledge how whiteness works as exclusion, how it produces value for those who can claim membership, how whiteness and its influence are often invisible in the ways that urban planners see and explain cities, and how whiteness endures over time even in the face of ostensible progress in civil rights. Potential ways of achieving this critical approach are already being explored in the field.
Edward G. Goetz is professor of urban and regional planning at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota. His research expertise is in the areas of housing and community development, and in issues of regional and racial equity. His latest book is The One Way Street of Integration: Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities, published in 2018 by Cornell University Press.
He has served on a variety of local and national advisory committees related to affordable housing and community development. He is a past-winner of the University of Minnesota's "Distinguished Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education." Goetz is also the author of New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice and Public Housing Policy(2013, Cornell University Press); and, Clearing the Way:Deconcentrating the Poor in Urban America(2003, Urban Institute Press).
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