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October Networking Lunch with Stacey Sutton

  • October 22, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Hall (CUPPAH)
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Join WP+D for a networking brown bag on Tuesday, October 22th from 12:00PM-1:00PM to talk with this month's featured guest: Stacey Sutton, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Stacey Sutton is a professor of urban planning and policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) at the University of Illinois Chicago where she examines questions related to “Punitive Cities” and “Enabling Cities.” Punitive Cities projects explore racially disparate effects of place-based planning and policy. This includes studies of gentrification and racial transition, the impact of business improvement districts (BIDs) for small businesses, and the impact of red light and speeding camera tickets on Black and low-income Chicagoans. Through “Enabling Cities,” Prof. Sutton focuses on equitable development, municipal support for developing and sustaining worker-owned cooperatives in cities across the country, and solidarity economy initiatives including community land trusts, community benefit agreements, community economic development, worker ownership, among others. Prof. Sutton is working on a book project titled, Buy Black: Race, Retail and the Politics of Neighborhood Business Survival, that examines neighborhood change through the lens of Black small business owners.

Prior to joining the University of Illinois at Chicago, Professor Sutton taught urban planning and directed the Community & Capital Action Research Lab at Columbia University in New York City. Prof. Sutton also previously worked as a research consultant with the Aspen Institute’s Roundtable on Community Change where she co-authored Structural Racism and Community Building, a publication which has been widely used to help community leaders understand the complex social dynamics underpinning embedded inequality and develop strategies for redressing persistent disparities. Prof. Sutton holds a joint Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Sociology from Rutgers University, and an MBA from New York University. 

Please Note: This is a members-only event limited to five (5) participants. Please note, the SNL this month is being held on a Tuesday not the typical Wednesday, in addition the  SNL will be held at a different location to avoid any conflict or crowds related to the Chicago Architecture Biannual activities at the Cultural Center.  Registration will open at 12:00PM October 11, 2019 . Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis and typically fills up quickly. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch; food is not provided. Meeting will be held at Room # 2234  at the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Hall (CUPPAH), 412 S. Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Attendance & Cancellation Policy: We ask that members register for no more than two (2) consecutive lunches. If you have attended the past two lunches and would like to attend this event, please e-mail us at wpdchicago@gmail.com to be placed on the wait list. If space becomes available or registration isn't full a week in advance, we will contact you. Due to the popularity of these lunches, we ask for a 48-hour cancellation notice. Failure to notify us in advance may result in a 3-month suspension from the Networking Lunch series.



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