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