Dr. Hutson Speaks at NYU Furman Center and Marron Institute--"Gentrification, Displacement, and Health"
NYU Furman Center &
Marron Institute Fall 2017
Urban Research Seminar
The NYU Furman Center and Marron Institute invite you to a multidisciplinary research seminar in urban studies this semester. The seminar runs on selected Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Furman Hall 330, 245 Sullivan Street.
The next seminar, which will take place on Thursday, November 16th, will feature Professor Malo Hutson presenting work from his recent book The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice: Deepening Their Roots. He will expand on issues that emerged from that book and discuss how they relate to his next book on displacement and health.
Please join us for what we hope will become a university-wide opportunity for urban scholars to meet and discuss important research of mutual interest.
DATE AND TIME
Wed, October 11, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Baruch College Zicklin School of Business
151 E 25 Street (Lex & 3rd Aves)
New York, NY 10010
The circular economy is gaining increasing attention in Europe and around the world as a potential way for our society to increase prosperity, while reducing dependence on primary materials and energy. The last 150 years of industrial revolution have been dominated by a one-way or linear model of production and consumption in which goods are manufactured from raw materials, sold, used and discarded as waste. This model has been exceptionally successful in providing affordable products to consumers and material prosperity to billions. Where there is still room for the linear model to expand geographically and realize even higher efficiencies, a global middle class of nearly 5 billion by 2030 will present unprecedented challenges: increasing strain on the environment, increasing stress to access new resources, increasing costs and commodity price volatility.
New York City is a global hub for innovation, and our anchor industries such as finance, fashion, and real estate will play a key role in advancing a circular economy. As emerging technologies disrupt traditional business models, anchor and emerging companies alike will benefit from tapping a new vision for value creation, in which economic growth is decoupled from resource depletion. Whether through sharing economy models, leasing models that treat a product as service, or reuse models that keep valuable resources in use and out of the linear waste stream, businesses in New York City have the opportunity to lead the world in creating new markets by transitioning industries to more sustainable long-term growth. How can we use our power as influencers, consumers, and practitioners to drive and support circular innovation in the buildings and communities we inhabit and the clothes we wear?
Join RZCCI, SPN and NYCEDC as our panel of leaders in the built environment, fashion, real estate construction, and sustainable community development discuss emerging circular models already in use in New York City, and best practices from around the world that will shape the circular city of the future.
Moderator: Mark Chambers, Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Panelists: Dr. Malo Hutson, Associate Professor, Urban Planning, Columbia University; Amanda Kaminsky, Founder, Building Product Ecosystems LLC; Tom Kennedy, Partner, Arup; Cynthia Power, Facilitating Manager, Eileen Fisher Renew
The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers focused on health locally, in cities across the United States, and worldwide. Through this event we hope to spark conversation on ways to connect evidence to action, to energize work on urban places and health, to celebrate innovative data sources and methodological approaches, to stimulate debate on policy implications of what we are learning, and to highlight partnership-building strategies that can make research more relevant to community action and policy decisions.
Symposium LocationDrexel University
Dornsife School of Public Health
3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Designing more livable cities. Cities like Copenhagen, planned to promote interaction among people who might not otherwise cross paths, create a sense of inclusion, safety and pride in public spaces. Paired with greater access to social services and resources, this increased interaction has been proven to foster understanding and most of all, trust. Is this too good to be true? Can cities create reasons to integrate people who would otherwise not cross paths? What makes a city “livable”? What role does the design of a city play in overcoming the rising inequalities we are witnessing today?
To view the video and more information click here.
JOINT CENTER FOR HOUSING STUDIES
Graduate School of Design • Harvard Kennedy School • Harvard University
I will be speaking at the Joint Center for Housing Studies' symposia:
A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality.
April 19 and 20, 2017.
My panel will discuss "What would it take for cities experiencing gentrification pressures to foster inclusion rather than replacement?"
For more information: Joint Center for Housing Studies: Harvard University
CREATING JUST CITIES
Difficult to confront, tempting to look away, we encourage you to experience with courage, the films at the 3rd annual SF Urban Film Fest which unflinchingly pose to audiences the challenge of creating just cities. The films leave it up to us to arrive at our own conclusions, and simultaneously provoke us to take action.
"WHY CREATE JUST CITIES?" | OPENING NIGHT KEYNOTE AND STORYTELLING WORKSHOP |
Keynote Speaker: Malo Hutson, UC Berkeley Professor & Author
Storytelling for Social Impact Workshop: Driving Change Through Video: Featuring Bay Area filmmakers/educators Dimitri Moore and Keith Battle. Plus screenings of 4 short videos from last year's Bay Area Video Coalition workshop
For more information: https://www.sfurbanfilmfest.com/about
On February 24, 2016, Dr. Malo Andre Hutson was elected to the Center for Ecoliteracy board of directors.
"The Center for Ecoliteracy has a great history of committing resources, time, and energy to addressing important issues and making a difference in the world," says Malo. "We share an understanding that issues such as access to healthy food, overcoming inequities, promoting environmental justice, and facing climate change are interrelated, and require systems-level change."
More information about the Center for Ecoliteracy.
Dr. Malo Andre Hutson's graduate student, Bo Chung, is a recipient of the 2016 Schmidt Macarthur Fellowship. They will participate in the fellowship program and attend the 2016 Summer School at the University of Liverpool in London.
The Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship is an international program on the circular economy for postgraduate design, engineering and business students and their academic tutors from a network of fourteen Partner Universities around the world.
This unique program is open to students from a global network of Partner Universities and is the only fellowship in the world to engage both the student and their academic mentor, as a partnership, in a full program of learning and knowledge sharing.