Malo Hutson will give an artist book talk on his new book,Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice (Routledge 2016). Hutson shows how residents of once neglected urban communities are standing up to city economic development agencies, influential real estate developers, universities, and others to remain in their neighborhoods, protect their interests, and transform their communities into sustainable, healthy communities. These communities are deploying new strategies that build off of past struggles over urban renewal book and provides a wide ranging account of the alliances that have made possible some constraints on unrestrained gentrification. Based on seven years of research, this book draws on a wealth of material to conduct a case study analysis of eight low income/ mixed income communities in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
Malo André Hutson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and Associate Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (IURD)the University of California at Berkeley. He is also Chair of the Urban Studies program.His research focuses on community development and urban sustainability/equity; racial/ethnic inequalities and urban policy (metropolitan fragmentation, segregation and health); and built environment and health.In addition to his research, Professor Hutson teaches two graduate courses and an undergraduate course. He has received numerous awards and grants for his research, writing, and practice.He also has over 15 years of experience working on numerous academic and community-centered projects, both nationally and internationally. Professor Hutson was also invited as a guest to The White House as an expert in the area of community development, environmental justice, and urban health to participate in the first-ever Environmental Justice Forum.