Restoring Value to Black Communities with Dr. Andre Perry
Join the Congress for New Urbanism - Central Texas Chapter as we host Dr. Andre M. Perry as our Annual Luncheon keynote speaker. Austin is making major investments in a high capacity transit system, and is exploring ways through equitable Transit Oriented Developments (eTODs) and other land use reforms to make these investments without exacerbating the displacement of vulnerable populations. Dr. Perry will discuss how structural racism comprised in our city’s land use, infrastructure, and economic development policies have systematically devalued Black people, their assets, and neighborhoods, and how current and future developments can divest from the practices of the past while restoring value that’s been extracted by racism.
Andre M. Perry is a Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, a scholar-in-residence at American University, and a professor of practice of economics at Washington University. A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education, Perry is the author of the book “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities.” Perry is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has been published by numerous national media outlets, including The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, TheRoot.com and CNN.com. Perry has also made appearances on HBO, CNN, PBS, National Public Radio, NBC, and ABC. Perry’s research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion. Perry’s recent scholarship at Brookings has analyzed Black-majority cities and institutions in America, focusing on valuable assets worthy of increased investment.
110 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
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