The New York Academy of Medicine Working Group on Serial Displacement held a conference on "Housing, Health and Serial Displacement" on April 8th, 2009, 8:30 AM to 5 PM at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029.
Urban renewal, highway construction, gentrification, HOPE VI, foreclosure crisis: a long list of policies and programs have led to the displacement of communities. What is little understood is that these policies have led to repeatedly upheaval in American cities, destroying housing and undermining health. This conference will explore the history, tactics and consequences of serial displacement.
Keynote: Thomas Hanchett, Author of Sorting Out the New South City
Morning Panel: Serial displacement and health
Working Groups: Linking Serial Displacement to Our Work
Working Groups: Identifying New Perspectives
Summary of workgroups: David Vlahov, NY Academy of Medicine
Closing Keynote: Displacement as a violation of human rights
NYAM Working Group on Serial Displacement
Community Research Group, NYSPI & Columbia University
Columbia Center for Youth Violence Prevention
Columbia Center on Homelessness Prevention