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Lecture: Are Inclusive and Just Cities Possible? (Stanford; 10/25)

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    [Details at http://events.stanford.edu/events/341/34179] Are Inclusive and Just Cities Possible? Lessons After the Great Recession, from America and Abroad
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 17, 2012
      [Details at http://events.stanford.edu/events/341/34179%5d

      "Are Inclusive and Just Cities Possible? Lessons After the Great
      Recession, from America and Abroad"

      Xavier de Souza Briggs is an American sociologist and planner, known
      for his work on social capital, civic capacity, and community
      building, as well as the concept of the "geography of opportunity,"
      which addresses the consequences of race and class segregation for the
      well-being and life prospects of the disadvantaged. In January 2009,
      Briggs went on a public service leave from MIT, appointed by President
      Barack Obama to become Associate Director of the White House Office of
      Management and Budget. At OMB, he oversaw policy and budget for six
      cabinet agencies (Housing and Urban Development, Treasury, Commerce,
      Transportation, Justice, and Homeland Security) as well as the Small
      Business Administration, General Services Administration, and other
      agencies, with a discretionary budget totaling approximately $225
      billion per year.[1] He returned to the MIT faculty in August 2011.

      He is Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban Planning (with
      tenure) in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).[2] He is also a former
      faculty member of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
      He was a presidential appointee in the Clinton Administration, serving
      as a senior policy official at the US Department of Housing and Urban

      Thursday, October 25, 2012. 4:00 PM.
      Approximate duration of 1.50 hour(s).
      Where: Stanford, 370-370 (Map; http://campus-map.stanford.edu/)

      Audience: General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students,
      Alumni/Friends, Members

      Program on Urban Studies CO SPONSORS: American Studies Center For
      Comparative Studies in race and Ethnicity Center For the Study of
      Poverty and Inequality Department of Sociology

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