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Speaker Bureau

This area of the Cyberhood contains names and contact information for members of the Cyberhood Speakers Bureau. It lists scholars and practitioners working in communities of color and poor central city neighborhoods. Members of the Speakers Bureau are available to visit universities, community-based organizations, and other venues to share their knowedge and experiences.

 

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Speakers


 Name                  

Contact Information          

Professional Experience           

Areas of Expertise                   


 Katrin Anacker

kanacker@gmu.edu

 

703-993-2262 


Assistant Professor, Public Policy, George Mason University (Arlington, VA)

Suburbs

Housing, Diversity and Inequality in the Suburbs

Sustainable Suburbs

Mature Suburbs

 

 Robert Helfenbein

rhelfenb@iupui.edu


317-278-1408

Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies 

Indiana Unversity-IUPUI School of Education 

 Urban Education

Critical Geography

Education Reform

Globalization & the City

 

Rodolfo D. Torres

 

rodolfo@uci.edu

 

949-854-6189

 

Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, Political Science, and Urban Studies

University of California - Irvine

 

US Ethnic Politics

Democratic Practice

Cultural Political Economy

Race and Class Relations

Historic Materialism

The Spatial Turn in Planning

Urban Inequality

Chicano/Latino Movements

Critical Urbanism


Thomas J. Vicino

t.vicino@neu.edu

 

617-373-2619


Assistant Professor, Political Science, Northeastern University (Boston, MA)

Suburbs

Housing, Diversity and Inequality in the Suburbs

Sustainable Suburbs

Mature Suburbs

 


George J. Whelan


gwhelan@comcast.net


City of Philadelphia Finance Department , Commerce Department, and Department of Public Health (retired)

 

Adjunct Instructor, Temple University and Philadelphia University


Capital Budgeting

CDBG

Local Economic Development

Debt Finance

Health and Human Services


  Daniel Lauber  


 dl@planningcommunications.com 

 

708-366-5200

 

http://www.planningcommunications.com 


Attorney/Planning Consultant.

Planning/Communications and the Law Office

of Daniel Lauber

 


Preserving and creating affordable housing; Housing discrimination; Racial integration -- causes of segregated housing, techniques that work to achieve stable racially-integrated communities; Affirmatively furthering fair housing; Zoning for community residences for people with disabilities under the Fair Housing Act; Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice; Exclusionary and inclusionary zoning; and Incorporating social impact analysis into planning practices.    

 Nevin Cohen

 nevin.cohen@sph.cuny.edu

917-721-8027

Associate Professor

CUNY School of Public Health

Urban food policy, food and urban health, urban agriculture

 

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