Brown University shieldBrown University

Providence Housing Ecosystem, Development, Displacement and Gentrification

AFRI 1075 S01 [CRN: 26678]

This course will exam what are the influences and power dynamics that shape where we live. We will focus on Providence. From the perspective of marginalized communities often with limited power, we will consider how to change these dynamics. We will consider how government planning policies and housing speculators, impact housing stability, create value and shape the environment in which we live. We will consider the relationship-based channels which encourage social cohesion across neighborhoods and/or social disruption and upheaval caused by market-rate housing and development policies, as well as the discourse on housing and development that influence housing speculation forces.
Spring 2020
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15:00 - 17:30 Fri - from Jan 22, 2020 to May 15, 2020
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