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Cultural and Historic Preservation Conference

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 to Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Event Type: Academic Events, Public Event

Audience: Public

The Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program's annual conference will explore the relationship between gentrification, preservation and the community. "Gentrification" is a term that carries a great deal of emotional weight. Because it is so often tied to issues of class and race, gentrification evokes strong reactions and inspires debates that reach far beyond preservation academics and practitioners. It is also true that historic preservation is not infrequently accused of being a handmaid to gentrifiers.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Lance Freeman, professor of urban planning at Columbia University. He is a leading researcher in the study of gentrification, particularly the various relationships connecting race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, and housing markets.