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Next CURE seminar: Juan Rivero, J.D. , Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University – Friday, February 26, 2016

Please join us for our next seminar:
“”Saving” Coney Island: The Construction of Neighborhood Heritage”

Juan Rivero

Juan Rivero, J.D.
Doctoral candidate
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University

Friday, February 26, 2016 
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Faculty Lounge, 3rd Floor Armitage Hall
Lunch will be served

 

Landmark or blight? Treasure or garbage? Features of historic neighborhoods — often those that one would least expect — evoke this type of question, pitting against each other divergent views about the meaning and the future of these places. This talk examines a historic preservation controversy that surrounded the redevelopment efforts in Coney Island during the late 00s. This longstanding amusement district in Brooklyn, New York inspired widespread agreement about its importance as a heritage destination. This apparent agreement, however, belied profound differences over the neighborhood elements that contributed to its iconic stature and about how those should relate to plans for the area’s redevelopment. Because heritage value is not an inherent attribute of the built environment, these conflicting cultural claims raise questions about how a sense of heritage comes about and what purpose it serves. My discussion explores the processes by which elements of Coney Island came to be valorized and classified as objects of heritage. By reconceptualizing heritage as a process–as opposed to an inherent quality–I recast debates about the benefits and burdens of preservation and redevelopment. I also pose a challenge to preservation efforts that assert value claims and issue redevelopment demands without first tackling the anterior question of why and how places of heritage matter.  

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CURE seminars are free and open to the public.  No registration is required. 

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Next CURE seminar: Dr. Carolyn Adams, Temple University – Friday, January 29, 2016

Cure Seminar January 29th PosterPlease join us for our next seminar and book-signing event:
“From the Outside In”

Carolyn Adams

 

Dr. Carolyn Adams
Professor of Geography and Urban Studies,C
Temple University

Friday, January 29, 2016 
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Faculty Lounge, 3rd Floor Armitage Hall
Lunch will be served

 

 From the Outside In

Hospitals, universities, cultural institutions and other major nonprofit institutions are driving both the economic and physical redevelopment of central Philadelphia.  What are the implications of assigning substantial power over the city’s future to nonprofit institutions whose governing boards are dominated by residents of the suburbs?  Based on her recent book, Adams will address that question.  

Books will be available for purchase and the author’s signature.

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CURE seminars are free and open to the public.  No registration is required. 

Visitor Parking
Parking in Rutgers–Camden lots is by permit only. Visitors to Rutgers–Camden should obtain atemporary permit to park in a lot from 8 a.m. Mondays through 5 p.m. Fridays.
 Contact Parking and Transportation for more information.


Parking and Transportation
(within the Rutgers University Police Department)


409 North Fourth Street

856-225-6137

Please visit these sites for directions to campus and to view a campus map

Video recording of CURE’s symposium on Housing, Segregation and Poverty

CURE-HousingSymposium

A full day video recording of CURE’s symposium on Housing, Segregation and Poverty is now available to view here.

Next CURE seminar: Dr. Ingrid Gould Ellen, NYU – Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Faculty Lounge, 3rd Floor Armitage Hall
Lunch will be served


Schools

“Why Don’t Housing Choice Voucher Recipients Live Near Better Schools?  Insights from Experimental and Big Administrative Data”

 

Dr. Ingrid Gould Ellen, NYU

Ingrid Gould EllenHousing choice vouchers provide low-income households with additional income to spend on rental housing in the private market.  The assistance vouchers provide is substantial, offering the potential to dramatically expand the neighborhoods — and associated public schools — that low-income households can reach.  However, existing research on the program suggests that housing choice voucher holders do not seem to spend the additional income provided by the voucher to reach better schools.  We point out that many households have little incentive to move to areas with better schools because either they have no children or their children are older and the costs of disrupting their education to move them to a new school would be high.  Using a combination of experimental and large scale administrative datasets, we show that the families for whom schools are most critical do appear to use vouchers to move towards higher-performing schools. Specifically, we find evidence that households whose oldest child meets the eligibility cut-off for kindergarten are more likely to move to higher-performing schools when they live in metropolitan areas that have softer rental housing markets (as proxied by higher vacancy rates), a greater share of affordable rental units located near high-performing schools, and neighborhoods with higher performing schools within a moderate distance.

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CURE seminars are free and open to the public.  No registration is required. 

Visitor Parking
Parking in Rutgers–Camden lots is by permit only. Visitors to Rutgers–Camden should obtain atemporary permit to park in a lot from 8 a.m. Mondays through 5 p.m. Fridays.
 Contact Parking and Transportation for more information.


Parking and Transportation
(within the Rutgers University Police Department)

409 North Fourth Street

856-225-6137

Please visit these sites for directions to campus and to view a campus map

Symposium on Housing, Segregation, and Poverty

 

CURE-HousingSymposium
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Dr. Gloria Bonilla Santiago Building, Cooper and Broadway, 12th floor 

Agenda

(download PDF)


8:30am – 9am 
  • Registration and breakfast             
  • Opening Remarks:
    Phoebe Haddon, Chancellor, Rutgers University-Camden
    Paul Jargowsky, Director, Center for Urban Research and Education
9am – 10:30am
  • Panel 1: Neighborhoods and Social Mobility
    Chair: Paul Jargowsky
    Discussants: Paul Jargowsky, Michael Hayes

    Amy E. Schwartz, Keren M. Horn, Ingrid G. Ellen, & Sarah A. Cordes: “Do housing vouchers improve academic performance? Evidence from New York City”
    Presenter: Sarah A. Cordes

    Peter Rich: “White parental flight and avoidance: Neighborhood choices in the era of school district desegregation”

    Stuart Andreason: “How housing regulation and segregation change the labor market benefits associated with increased educational attainment”

    Edward G Goetz: “Choice and burden: Looking for fair housing’s greatest possible impact”
10:45am – 12:15pm
  • Panel 2: Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Composition    
    Chair:  Prentiss Dantzler
    Discussants:  Greg Squires, Prentiss Dantzler

    Cody Price: “Why affordable home design matters”

    Lei Ding, Jackelyn Hwang & Eileen Divringi: “Gentrification and residential mobility in Philadelphia”
    Presenter: Jackelyn Hwang  

    Frederica D. Kramer: “Eating the seed corn: Loss of social diversity in urban revitalization and potential of social impact assessment to fix it”

    Willow Lung-Amam, Katrin Anacker & Nick Finio: “Worlds away in suburbia: The changing geography of concentrated poverty in the Washington, DC metro”
    Presenter: Willow Lung-Amam
12:15pm – 1:45pm
  • Lunch Roundtable on Metropolitan Equity 
    David Troutt (Rutgers University, Newark)
    Alex Schwartz (The New School)
    Edward G. Goetz (University of Minnesota)
    Moderator: Paul Jargowsky
2pm – 3:30pm      
  • Panel 3: New Directions in Housing Policy
    Chair:  Chris Wheeler
    Discussants:  Melanie Bowers, Chris Wheeler

    Mai Thi Nguyen, Michael Webb, William Rohe & Kristin Frescoln: “Can housing vouchers and supportive services move families out of poverty? Lessons learned from a 5-year evaluation of HOPE VI in Charlotte, North Carolina”
    Presenter: Mai Thi Nguyen

    Jessica Simes: “Neighborhood attainment after prison”  

    Ingrid G Ellen, Keren M. Horn & Katherine M. O’Regan: “Using tax policy to reduce poverty concentration: Evidence from the low income housing tax credit”
    Presenter: Keren M. Horn

    Nicolas Vergara: “Ultra liberalized land market, social housing, and urban segregation. Lessons from the Chilean recent experience”
3:45pm – 4pm
  • Concluding thoughts/emerging themes:
    Paul Jargowsky                               
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker:
    Natasha Fletcher, Associate Director Center for Urban Research and Education
4:15pm – 5pm
  • Keynote Address:  
    Professor Mark Stephens, MA, MSc, PhD, FAcSS, FRSA
    Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
5pm-6pm
  • Reception                                                                                                             

250This symposium would not have been possible without the generous support of: The Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA) and the Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University-New Brunswick; The Center for Law in Metropolitan Equity (CLIME) and The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University-Newark; The Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice, the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, and the Office of the Chancellor at Rutgers University-Camden; The Department of Community Development Studies and Education at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.