On Thursday June 6, My Brooklyn will open the annual conference of the Planners Network. The screening will take place at Hunter College in Manhattan at 5pm, and will be followed by a panel discussion with Peter Marcuse (Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning at Columbia University), Rob Robinson (Co-Founder, Take Back the Land Movement and Housing Program Volunteer, National Social and Economic Rights Initiative) and My Brooklyn co-creators Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean. A reception will follow.
The Planners Network is an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems. The conference, entitled “Beyond Resilience: Actions for a Just Metropolis,” will use My Brooklyn to frame a discussion about how traditional planning principals and developer-driven policies create injustices and discrimination. Tom Angotti, Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning and one of the conference organizers, said, “My Brooklyn provides an excellent analysis of gentrification, using personal reflections, historical background and a look at the complex process of public policy making. It is a powerful tool for sparking discussion and debate.”
The screening is open to the public and free of charge (conference registrants get priority seating).
For more information, visit www.justmetropolis.org.