In March 2016, scholars and authors of the recently published, “Zoned Out: Race, Displacement and City Planning in New York City” joined the Justice for All Coalition for their monthly meeting.

Gentrification and displacement of low-income communities of color are major issues in New York City and the city’s zoning policies are a major cause. Race matters but the city ignores it when shaping land use and housing policies. The city promises “affordable housing” that is not truly affordable. Zoned Out! shows how this has played in Williamsburg, Harlem and Chinatown, neighborhoods facing massive displacement of people of color.”

Missed the meeting? See a summary of the book by City Lab here, and/or read a Q&A with the authors by Gothamist here.

Images below taken by J4AC Steering Committee members Rita and Raymond Normandeau).

 


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