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Academic Year 2017-18

· Winter-Spring 2018 · 

"Urban Apartheid & the 2016 Summer Olympics"

Ty Redden, PhD
Ty Redden, PhD
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 • Noon to 1:15pm, 3911 Posvar Hall

Tyeshia is an urban planner whose work examines housing, urban governance, and social policy. Before receiving her Ph.D. in Design, Construction, & Planning from the University of Florida, she was employed by DeKalb County Government as an economic development and housing research analyst in the metro-Atlanta region. Her most recent work examines the forcible evictions preceding the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Redden argues that the evictions, coupled with a strategic disinvestment in transit nodes, were a component of a larger municipal plan of urban apartheid. The study links hyper-commodification of the urban landscape to urban governance failures and asserts a healthy community of scholar-activists exists globally, leveraging their academic skillsets to address social inequalities. Redden is currently a Visiting Professor at Gettysburg College and conducting a grant-sponsored neighborhood resilience study in Gainesville, Florida.



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Bring your lunch and join us for presentations that highlight neighborhood, community, economic, and other social research by our esteemed colleagues. Presenters include local, national, and international social research experts. Lectures are Noon – 1:15pm, 3911 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St. Posvar Hall is next to the Hillman Library on the Schenley Oval. On-street metered parking is available, as well as a metered parking lot at Semple and Bouquet Streets. Other parking is available at the Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage.

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University Center for Social & Urban Research
3343 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260   ·   412-624-5442