More than 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, what would it take to meaningfully reduce residential segregation and/or to mitigate its negative consequences in the United States? This panel discussion will feature four scholars who grappled with these questions in pieces published in A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality, a new book that will be released in conjunction with this event.
Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. But vast areas in the same cities house thousands of people living in poverty who see little or no new hope or opportunity. Even as cities revive, they are becoming more unequal and more segregated. What does this mean for these cities—and the people who live in them?
Slums have been an important visual force in many films. In this keynote and discussion, which will kick off a two-day symposium on "Slums: New Visions for an Enduring Global Phenomenon," Indian filmmaker and scholar Ranjani Mazumdar will explore the perceptions that have fueled the imaginations of the cinematic slums.