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Book Launch - New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy

Date and time: 
March 26, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Humphrey Forum
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(parking and directions)

New Deal Ruins, a new book by CURA Director and Humphrey School of Public Affairs Professor Edward Goetz, is about the large scale reduction in commitment to public housing in the U.S. since the 1990s. Housing policy currently emphasizes the demolition of public housing and the redevelopment of previously low-income neighborhoods. This policy change is dependent on an inaccurate overall assessment of public housing—what Professor Goetz calls a “discourse of disaster,” combined with racial politics, gentrification, and an overall shift to neoliberal forms of governance.

Join Professor Goetz and special guest Jon Gutzmann, director of the St. Paul Housing Authority, for a conversation about the value of—and ongoing need for—public housing, and about St. Paul as an example of how public housing can work. They will also discuss the challenges of continuing to run public housing at a time when federal resources are being withdrawn.

This event is sponsored by CURA and the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The event is free, but an RSVP is requested.

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