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CANCELED -York College to host March 11 talk titled 'Is Greening Code for Gentrification? The Paradox of the Sustainable City'

February 18, 2020
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Hamil Pearshall

This event is canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Temple University professor Hamil Pearsall will present "Is Greening Code for Gentrification? The Paradox of the Sustainable City" at 7 p.m., March 11, in York College's Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center. The talk is open to the public free of charge. 

Urban greening is intended to improve access to environmental amenities for underserved residents. But, it also can lead to the displacement or marginalization of long-term residents. This talk illustrates the dilemma of green gentrification and presents a new approach to evaluate 'just greening,' demonstrated through case studies in New York City and Philadelphia.

Pearsall is an associate professor in the Geography and Urban Studies Department at Temple University. Her research bridges several themes in human-environment and urban geography: the social dimension of sustainability; environmental justice and health; and community resilience to environmental and economic stressors. Her recent work has focused on environmental gentrification, the role of vacant land in urban greening efforts, and the impact of environmental justice on urban sustainability planning.