Author Talk: Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves with George Galster
Join us for a book talk by George Galster, PhD who will delve deep into the question of whether American neighborhoods are as efficient and equitable as they could be—socially, financially, and emotionally—and, if not, what we can do to change that. Galster aims to redefine the relationship between places and people, promoting specific policies that reduce inequalities in housing markets and beyond in his new book Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves. Drawing on economics, sociology, geography, and psychology, this volume explores what neighborhoods are, how they come to be, and how to make them productive and fair for their residents. A book signing will immediately follow the talk. (Books will be available for purchase.)
About the Speaker: George Galster is the Clarence Hilberry Professor of Urban Affairs, emeritus at Wayne State University, Detroit. He has published 164 peer-reviewed articles, 9 books and 43 book chapters on a wide range of topics. He has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U. S. Department of Justice, numerous municipalities, community organizations, civil rights groups, and organizations.