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Thursday, June 23 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
The Politics of Integration and Gentrification 

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At a time when metropolitan growth patterns are changing and gentrification pressures are rising in cities across our country, how do we develop more comprehensive analysis and discussion about what it takes to effectively and equitably advance racial justice for people of color and the places where they live today? Together we will explore the historical trajectory of federal policymaking and the narratives of race and poverty that guide so much of our decision making. Find out what it will take to make persistent, durable investments that benefit communities of color in our cities and regions.

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Neeraj Mehta

Neeraj Mehta is the director of community programs at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs where he teaches courses focused on equitable neighborhood revitalization.  Trained as civil engineer, he quickly gave that up to work on community development issues in the Twin Cities region, working in philanthropy, community development... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
Executive Boardroom

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