Redevelopment and Justice in Baltimore
Focus on Gentrification in Baltimore
Lawrence Brown, Associate Professor, School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University
Felipe Filomeno, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UMBC
Seema D. Iyer, Associate Director and Research Assistant Professor, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance – Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business
Nicole King, Associate Professor and Chair, American Studies, UMBC
Gentrification has long been a watchword for neighborhoods facing redevelopment and the many social and economic changes it brings. How can Baltimore neighborhoods renew themselves without forcing out local residents or homogenizing diverse populations? This expert panel will focus on key questions linking gentrification and social justice, from the reasons why black neighborhoods and immigrants matter to the role of arts and entertainment districts in the process of redevelopment. Attention will be paid to the Vital Signs report, issued by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, which provides data on quality of life in Baltimore communities.
Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities; the American Studies Department; the Political Science Department; and Critical Social Justice, Women’s Center.