New York University will host “The Past, Present, and Future of Urban Policy,” a discussion featuring NYU sociologist Patrick Sharkey, on Tuesday, April 23, 4-6 p.m. in the Puck Building, 4th Floor Conference Room (295 Lafayette Street [below East Houston Street]).
The event marks the publication of Sharkey’s recently released “Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress toward Racial Equality” (University of Chicago Press, April 2013).
In the 1960s, many believed that the civil rights movement would bring about an era of racial equality in America. But 40 years later, the degree of racial inequality has barely changed. In Stuck in Place, Sharkey describes how political decisions and social policies have led to severe disinvestment from black neighborhoods, persistent segregation, declining economic opportunities, and a growing link between African American communities and the criminal justice system.
Other panelists include: NYU sociologist Deirdre Royster; Ingrid Gould Ellen, a professor of urban planning and public policy at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; and Douglas Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University.
The discussion is free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8365. Reporters interested in attending must contact James Devitt, NYU’s deputy director for media relations, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.