Posted by: Patricia Salkin | October 1, 2019

Gentrification, Displacement, and the Law – Upcoming Webinar


Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 2:30–4:00 p.m. CT

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The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association is pleased to host the upcoming webcast Gentrification, Displacement, and the Law on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. CT. Registration for individuals is $20 for PLD members and $45 for nonmembers. Registration for two or more people at one computer is $140.

Gentrification is one of the complex planning challenges of our times, but the legal limits on how local communities can respond to these pressures are often unclear. While there is no shortage of well-meaning ideas about how to slow the gentrification process or mitigate its impacts, some of those ideas may not be legal, and others could have significant unintended consequences. This webinar will review those laws that impose obligations to protect America’s citizens against some forms of pressure and discrimination, as well as those that prohibit certain local government actions. This review will include the Community Reinvestment Act, the  Fair Housing Amendments Act, the American’s With Disabilities Act, and constitutional limits on interference with contracts or the fundamental right to buy and sell property. However, the real action on gentrification is at the local level, so panelists will also review selected municipal laws and policies.  Speakers are Don Elliott, FAICP, with Clarion Associates, LLC, Bill Anderson, FAICP, with City Economics + Planning Leader, Bijal Patel, Esq., with the Office of City Attorney for Oakland, CA, and Chris Schildt with PolicyLink.

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