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Saturday, February 10 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Struggles for Land, Housing, Food, and Environmental Justice in the Gentrifying City

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In 2004, the world’s population shifted from majority rural to majority urban. By 2050, the United Nations predicts, 66% of the global population will reside in urban areas. Just, equitable and environmentally regenerative urbanization is key to the future of humanity. Yet cities today are sites of profound and growing inequality and environmental degradation. Spurred by the global phenomenon of gentrification and an infinite growth economic system, future prospects of sustainable cities are indeed grim. This panel is comprised of food, housing, and environmental justice academics and community activists working towards envisioning and implementing strategies of verdantly abundant cities for the benefit of people and planet.

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Candi CDeBaca

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Candi CdeBaca is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Project VOYCE, Reviver & Member of Cross Community Coalition and Founder & Principal of Rebel Soul Strategies.   She is a community advocate in her home community of Northeast Denver, a graduate of Manual High School and the... Read More →
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Constance Gordon

Constance is a PhD Candidate and Instructor of Rhetoric and Culture at the University of Colorado Boulder. Broadly she studies food and environmental justice, critical geographies of dispossession, urban development and ecologies, and community-based advocacy. Constance is currently... Read More →
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Stephen Polk

Naropa University
Stephen Polk, MA, assistant professor, Environmental Studies BA and MA Resilient Leadership programs, Naropa University.Stephen Polk, MA. Stephen is a 16 year social and ecological activist based in the Denver Metro area. He received his MA from the University of Colorado Denver in... Read More →
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Isaac Rivera

Isaac Rivera is a Graduate Research Fellow at the Fourth World Center for the Study of Indigenous Law and Politics, and assistant at the Facility for Advanced Spatial Technology (FAST) at the University of Colorado Denver. As a graduate student in geography, Isaac’s research interests... Read More →


Saturday February 10, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
SEEC N124

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