Rising housing prices and displacement pressures are pushing low-income people of color in the Bay Area out of central cities to cities to neighborhoods where institutional resources and supportive infrastructure have not yet scaled to match shifting interests and needs. How can public, private, and nonprofit sector stakeholders respond to these trends, and close regional opportunity gaps? Join the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Northern California Grantmakers to engage in a dialogue about mobility patterns and resegregation trends in the Bay Area and roles we can play to ensure that economic opportunity is shared across the region.
The event will feature a book talk by Alex Schafran, author of the newly published book, The Road to Resegregation, new research from the Urban Displacement Project and the California Housing Partnership Corporation, and responses from Bay Area leaders on the policy, practice, and funding changes needed to support low-income communities and communities of color residing outside of the region’s core cities.
Please plan to join us from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, located at 101 Market Street in San Francisco, to identify pathways for regional partners to work in new ways to support equitable growth in the Bay Area.
Alea Gage, Economic Development Project Manager, City of Vallejo
Pedro Galvao, Regional Planning and Policy Manager, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
Alex Schafran, Lecturer, University of Leeds
Alex's research focuses on the contemporary restructuring and retrofitting of urban regions, with a particular emphasis on the changing dynamics of race, class and segregation across space and place. If asked to boil it down to one word, he study urbanization, defined broadly and in as many ways as possible, but always with a political eye. His work is multi-scalar in nature, spanning from individual suburbs to regions and megaregions and more recently urbanization globally. He considers myself a writer and teacher first and foremost.
He spent a decade doing social work, immigrant rights support, tenant organizing, housing policy and community development work between my undergraduate degree and PhD. During this time, he trained as an urban planner, and his work attempts to fuse critical, historically-rooted and place-based geography with a planner’s eye for policy, politics and the future. He hold a BA in History from Stanford University, an MA in Urban Planning from Hunter College, City University of New York, and a PhD in City & Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. Most of his work to date has focused on the US in general and California in particular, with new research horizons that are more global in nature.
Miriam Zuk, Director, Urban Displacement Project, UC Berkeley
Miriam Zuk, Ph.D. is the director of the Urban Displacement Project and the Center for Community Innovation at UC Berkeley. She has over 15 years of experience in the fields of environmental justice and equitable development. Dr. Zuk currently leads work on residential displacement for the Bay Area, replication of our work for SPARCC sites (Chicago, Atlanta, Memphis and Denver), and anti-displacement policy evaluation. Before returning to graduate school, she worked as the Deputy Director of Air Quality Research for the Mexican Ministry of Environment in Mexico City. Dr. Zuk received her Ph.D.. in City Planning from UC Berkeley, her M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT and her B.A. in Environmental Sciences from Barnard College.
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