Humphrey Building, West Bank Campus
Edward G. Goetz, Director of CURA and Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota
How can we use housing policy to achieve greater racial and regional equity in American cities? Professor Ed Goetz discusses his new book, "The One-Way Street of Integration" and contrasts two housing policy approaches, integration initiatives and community development, and their prospects for achieving racial justice. He maintains that fair housing advocates have adopted a spatial strategy of advocacy that has increasingly brought fair housing concerns into conflict with community development efforts. Goetz argues that integration efforts focus on the spatial arrangement of people and ignore underlying racism and issues of economic and political power. Community building initiatives have the greater potential for connecting to social change and social justice efforts.
Following Dr. Goetz's presentation there will be a panel discussion including leaders in community organizing, community development, and education.