Universities, Displacement, and Struggles for Affordable Housing in Pittsburgh: Neighborhood Bus Tour
Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00AM-3:00PM
We will visit Uptown, Northside, and Hill District neighborhoods as we learn about the factors contributing to Pittsburgh's loss of affordable housing, including the role that universities are playing in the housing crisis. We will learn about how residents are organizing to resist displacement from their neighborhoods, and hear about how these struggles have helped defend people's right to stay in their homes and neighborhoods. $5 ticket (includes pizza lunch)
Space is limited! To reserve your seat : https://www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=31941241112
Or Email: EGW14 [at] pitt [dot] edu
Phone: (412) 321-5527
The route: Start at Pitt Union area. 11:00AM (Meet at 10:45AM -Bigelow Blvd. near William Pitt Union)
- First stop (11:15AM): Jubilee Kitchen 2005 Wyandotte St, Pittsburgh (Michelle McMillan)
- Second stop: (12:15PM) Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, 1821 Brighton Rd 15212 (Reggie Good)
- Third stop (1:15PM--LUNCH/Pizza): Hill District, Kaufman Center1835 Centre Ave 15219 (Carl Redwood, Carol Hardeman)
Return to Pitt Campus, approximately 3:00PM
- "The Permanent Crisis of Housing" by David Madden and Peter Marcuse, Jacobin October, 2016.
- A guide to the Pittsburgh most impacted neighborhoods (Housing Summit 2016)
- "Transforming the Hill District" Article by George E. Evans, member of City Council, shows how Hill District "Urban Renewal" scheme was a deliberate effort to push African Americans out of Pittsburgh in 1943.
- //Black Homes Matter//, a report on East Liberty and Northside housing realities and movement responses, issued by Pittsburgh's Homes for All Campaign.
- "Soho Stories" DeRuad Street Residences
- Creating Housing Opportunity and Building Mixed-Income Neighborhoods. Urbankind Institute October 2016
Resources on universities, student debt, and links to the affordable housing crisis
Student Loans and Housing Decisions:
Student rent strikes in the UK:
Various pieces on universities and the urban:
Addie, J.P.D., 2016. From the urban university to universities in urban society. Regional Studies, pp.1-11.
Harris, M. and Holley, K., 2016. Universities as Anchor Institutions: Economic and Social Potential for Urban Development. In Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research (pp. 393-439). Springer International Publishing.
Schafran, A., 2015. The future of the urban academy. City, 19(2-3), pp.303-305.
Smith, D. (2005). "Studentification: the gentrification factory?" in R. Atkinson and G. Bridge, eds., The New Urban Colonialism: Gentrification in a Global Context. (Routledge, London), 72-89.
Smith, DP and Hubbard, P. (2014). "The segregation of educated youth and dynamic geographies of studentification". Area 46(1): 92-100.
Smith, D. and Holt, L. (2007). "Studentification and 'apprentice' gentrifiers within Britain's provincial towns and cities: extending the meaning of gentrification". Environment and Planning A 39(1): 142-161.
Sage, J., Smith, D. and Hubbard, P., 2012. The diverse geographies of studentification: Living alongside people not like us. Housing Studies, 27(8), pp.1057-1078.
- More Resources: http://housingsummitpgh.org .wikispaces.com/Resources