Schedule: February 17-18


Friday Feb 17, 5:00-7:00 pm , DARC 108, UC Santa Cruz

Karen Chapple, Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director of the Urban Displacement Project, UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design

"Urban Displacement and the Sustainable City: Lessons for Housing Production and Preservation"


Democratizing the Green City: Sustainability and the Affordability Crisis

Saturday Feb 18, 9:30-6:00 pm, 240 Rachel Carson College,  UC Santa Cruz

9:30-10:15  Introduction

Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Urban Democracy Lab, New York University — "Democratizing the Green City, From NYC to Santa Cruz"

Miriam Greenberg, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Critical Sustainabilities Project, and Steve McKay, Associate Professor, and Director of the Center for Labor Studies, UC Santa Cruz—"Unaffordable and Unsustainable: Experiencing the Housing Crisis in Santa Cruz"

Lindsey Dillon, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Cruz, "When Sustainability Becomes Toxic: Voices from Bayview Hunters Point"  

10:30-12:30 Panel 1: The Roots of  Green Affordability Crises:  

Hillary Angelo, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Cruz, and David Wachsmuth, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, McGill University — “Green and Grey: Ideologies of Nature in Urban Sustainability Planning”

Jennifer L Rice, Geography, University of Georgia — “From Critique to Engagement: Urban Political Ecology, Housing Justice, and Democracy in Seattle, Washington”

Melissa Checker, Anthropology, Queen College and City University of New York Graduate Center — “The Greening of Brown: Environmental Gentrification and Toxic Sites” 

Julie Sze, American Studies, UC Davis — “Towards a Just Transition:  Climate Justice, Urban Development and Community Resilience”

12:30-1:30  LUNCH

1:30-3:30  Panel 2: Entanglements of Finance and Policy

Sarah Knuth, Geography, University of Michigan - “Green Financialization in and from California Cities: Austerity, Circumvention, and the Challenge of SB 350”

Oscar Sosa Lopez, Latin American and Caribbean Institute, University of Georgia – "Global Development, Civil Society and the Green Promise of Value Capture Financing in Mexico City”

Joan Byron, Pratt Center for Community Development “Democracy, Development, and Displacement in 2017 NYC”

Daniel Aldana Cohen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, “The Myth of the Modern Mayor: How Bloomberg's Luxury Ecologies Failed to Cut New York City's Carbon Emissions”

3:40-5:40  Panel 3: Responses:  Planning, Activism, Coalition-building

Gordon Douglas, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, San Jose State University, and Director, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University: “Livable, Sustainable, Vibrant... Exclusionary: Cultural Conflict and Social Inequality Around New Pedestrian- and Bike-Oriented Placemaking”

Dawn Phillips,  Program Director, Causa Justa:: Just Cause and Chair of the Steering Committee for the U.S. Right to the City Alliance, and Camilo Sol Zamora, Regional Lead Organizer, Housing Rights Campaign, Causa Justa:: Just Cause: Title TBA

Karen Chapple, UC Berkeley, “A Multi-dimensional Approach to Affordable Housing Policy: Learning From Climate Change Policy”    

Claudia Lopez, PhD Candidate, Sociology and Mellon Foundation Fellow, UC Santa Cruz: "Double Displacement and Territorial Activism on the Peripheries of Medellin" 

5:40-6:00 Closing Discussion