Serial Displacement Conference

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




Afternoon Panel:

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

Mindy Fullilove,
Feb 12, 2009, 7:12 AM