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The Institute for Public Knowledge and the Urban Democracy Lab at the Gallatin School, NYU invite you to join us for a discussion with Julian Brash, Nikhil Anand, and Miriam Greenberg that will explore the localized link between environmental enhancement and social displacement.

This event is the first of four in the Democratizing the Green City event series.

New York’s fame as a capital of sustainable urbanism keeps growing. With this continued growth, it is important to distinguish between genuine ecological enhancements and mere green marketing. To what extent have greening efforts in New York and other cities in the North and South served first and foremost as “luxury ecologies”, which improve the local environment at the cost of social displacement? What potential is there for urban greening to be anchored to social justice projects? In the context of global city development strategies, how much can grassroots struggles for ecological services like essential water and sanitation infrastructure achieve?

We seek to investigate these questions by exploring the link between ecological enhancement and social displacement across North and South, from Mumbai to New York, probing municipal policymakers’ and grassroots activists’ challenges and opportunities.

This event will take place on Thursday, March 13, at 6:30PM on the main floor of 1 Washington Place. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event page.