Actions and Detail Panel
'Saving Our Cities': A Progressive Plan To Transform Urban America
Tue 28 March 2017, 17:30 – 19:30 BST
A Progressive Plan To Transform Urban America & What the Trump Presidency Means For US-American Cities
William W. Goldsmith will discuss his new book, Saving Our Cities: A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America. Goldsmith argues that the time is right for U.S. cities (and city planners) to push for more enlightened state and federal action. Now, after the Trump election, progressive city movements are even more important, and there are probably many European parallels. Saving Our Cities argues that the most important U.S. 'urban' policies are those that are not actually regarded as 'urban' at all. We need 'upstream' policies to address social problems that disproportionately harm urban areas. In his lecture Professor Goldsmith will discuss how federal and state decisions, often in support of corporate goals, harm city residents by promoting austerity, unequal schools, bad food, and the drug war.
Dr Geoff DeVerteuil and Dr Huw Thomas, School of Geography and Planning will respond to Professor Goldsmith's presentation.
There will be a Q & A session for the audience at the end of the event.
This event is one of a series of events that are part of the School of Geography and Planning's Impact and Engagement programme.
Date and Time
Committee Rooms 1 & 2
Glamorgan Building, School of Geography and Planning
King Edward VII Avenue