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Featured Webcasts/Podcasts

This list identifies webcasts that may be of interest to scholars, students, and practitioners working in communities of color and poor central city neighborhoods.


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Featured Webcast of the Month


The Fight For Water Justice - (Jackson, MS 2020)


Jackson, Mississippi left without clean drinking water (2022)


Past Featured Webcasts 

12 Free Documentaries And Shows About Black History And Racism In America

91% : A FILM ABOUT GUNS IN AMERICA - FULL DOCUMENTARY | Are the gun control laws adequate?

A Forgotten History Of How Our Government Segregated America


A global pandemic calls for global solutions


Abandoned Detroit - The City of Neglect 


Advocates have long sought solutions to housing affordability, but recent social unrest has prompted a closer examination of the injustices baked into the system. 




"African Urban Fantasies: Dreams or Nightmares?" | Vanessa Watson | Clarkson Chair in Planning

The Antipode Film Project - Geographies of Racial Capitalism and David Harvey and the City


Are There Too Many Nonprofits?


Artificial intelligence and its ethics | DW Documentary


The Atlantic, The Progress Report, The State of the Black Community


BBC Documentary 2015 - Millionaire Basement Wars Full Documentary 2015




Bank of America Zombie Foreclosure Protest


BBC Our World 2016 The Poisoning of Flint BBC 2016 Documentary


Beyond diversity: Challenging racism in an age of backlash


Birmingham Revitalization: An Alternative Model from Cleveland

Black Families Five Decades After the Moynihan Report


The Black Panthers, Revisited


BlakelyCity Talk


Brooklyn Savvy: Gentrification Then- at The New York Times Company


Brownfield Neighborhoods Redeveloping into a Healthy Community in Buffalo, New York  


CAPITAL UNDERCOVER PODCAST - Episode 1: Addressing Europe's Social Infrastructure Investment Gap


City Rising (documentary series on gentrification in Los Angeles)


Cleveland Stories Features the Cuyahoga Land Bank  

Climate Gentrification: "This is going to be a rich man's playground"

 The Cliff of Good Health 


Climate Change in the City


Coming of Age with Stop and Frisk  


The consciousness gap in education - an equity imperative - Dorinda Carter Andrews


Creativity and the Capitalist City


CRS Critical Scholars series - Interview with Rodney Coates, on race, class and social justice


CURA Annual Lecture 2021 Annual Lecture: Decolonising Critique. Reconnecting critical theory with radical praxis today. Dr. Ana Cecilia Dinerstein


Demographic Change and Labour Markets in Poland


Design After Decline: How America Rebuilds Shrinking Cities


Distressed Cities Conference Speakers (Virginia Tech)


The Divide: Confronting Racism in American Health Care


Do Small Schools Lead to Big Reforms? 


Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) #donttellanyonepov


Dr. Anna Santiago, Dr. George Galster, and Renee Nicolosi: Where People Live Matters: Using Housing Policy as an Anti-Poverty and Asset-Building Intervention


Dr. Diane Ravitch On Public Education Reform (The Defense of Public Education)


Dr. Henry Louis Taylor Jr.: The Economics of Urban Segregation (part 1 of 2)

Episode 215 - Dr. Henry Louis Taylor Jr.: The Economics of Urban Segregation (part 2 of 2)


Dysfunctional Detroit


EIG Webinar - Results and Analysis: National Opportunity Zones Survey (scroll to bottom of the webpage for video)


Emily Talen - Neighborhood Diversity: Chasing an Elusive Planning Goal  


Ending Inequality: What Does Real Equality Look Like?

Environmental Justice and Climate Justice Films


Environmental Justice for All


Environmental Psychology by UC-Irvine


Entropy By Design: Nature, Landscape, and the Late Modern Metropolis


Episode 1: Clyde Woods, Dispossession, and Resistance in New Orleans

Every Mother's Son


Exploring the Link Between Education and Economic Growth


The Fair Housing Act at 50  


The Fair Housing Act: Looking Back, Looking Forward


Fair Housing in Buffalo's Suburbs


The Fair Housing Podcast


The Fight For Water Justice - (Jackson, MS 2020)


Fukushima NHK Documentary: "Two Years Later"  


Ferguson: A report from occupied territory


Four Horsemen Documentary


The Future of Cities: Urban Life and Work Beyond COVID-19


The Genesee County Land Bank Received Recognition


Gentrification and Urban Planning in Chicago

Georgetown University, Law School, Discussion of Arizona's New Immigration Law - May 20, 2010


Global Philanthropy Forum, Plenary on Poverty


Global Philanthropy Forum, Plenary on Financing Green Enterprise


GSD Talks: Richard Sennett, "The Open City"


The Guardian video library


Has Wall Street Created Another Housing Crisis?


HEALTHY HOUSING IN AMERICA. Interview with Professor Henry Taylor


The Housing Fix


How Corporations Destroyed American Democracy


How Property Law Is Used to Appropriate Black Land


How The Trump Administration Plans to Dismantle Public Housing Brick by Brick


Human Extinction by 2030 - Climate Disruption the Movie

Immigration in America is Not Broken


Impact of COVID-19 on rental economy - CGTN America interview with Professor Henry Taylor


Invisible Houston: Full Interview with Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice Movement

Is Progress Pushing People Out in Buffalo


Is Urban Mining the future? - VPRO documentary


Jackson, Mississippi left without clean drinking water (2022)


john a. powell - Blueprints for Belonging - February 8, 2017  


Joseph E. Stiglitz UN Interview on the "Financial Crisis and What it Means for Future Global Development"


Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: The Fight Against the New Jim Crow


KunstlerCast #161: Cities of the Future


Latino Professional Network (LPN) YouTube Channel


Lessons for Nonprofits from the Arab Spring


Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast


Living Proof Podcast Series, University at Buffalo School of Social Work


Marc Morial on the 2022 State of Black America Report


Martin Luther King 50th Anniversary - ITV Documentary


Myles Horton - Radical Hillbilly - A Wisdom Teacher for Activism and Civic Engagement


Million Dollar Shack: Trapped in Silicon Valley's Housing Bubble  




My Brooklyn


The National Broadband Plan After Five Years: An Anchor Institution Progress Report


The Future of Capitalism with Wolfgang Streeck


This is Neoliberalism


New Municipalism 

New Rule Lets Low-Income Families Move Out of Poor Neighborhoods


The New Old Urban Renewal


New York City rich and poor — the inequality crisis | DW Documentary

NYU Wagner: Public Service Today Podcast Series 


Obama's Education Policy (What's Wrong with Race to the Top?)


Obesity + Hunger + 1 global food issue


Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness - June 3, 2010


Opportunity-Rich Schools and Sustainable Communities: Seven Steps to Align High Quality Education with Inovations in City and Metropolitan Planning and Development 


Pakistan, Clinton, Drones, and US Foreign Policy


Planet of the Humans (free link to the full movie)


Policing the Police (Frontline May 2020)


Police reform in Camden, N.J.




Poverty, Politics and Profit (PBS Frontline)


The Price of Renewal

Poverty Rates Surge in American Suburbs


Racism in America: Explore films and new specials focused on race


Race, Food & Justice: Analyzing the Urban Food Movement Through a Social Justice Lens


Race, Poverty & the Environment Podcasts


Redefining Strength - Inner-city Weightlifting




Repairing Urban Decay in Baltimore Maryland  




Resist 2010: 8 Reasons to Oppose the 2010 Winter Olympics


'Revitalization Without Gentrification'


Richard Flateau on Bed Stuy Gentrification


The Right to Kill: Stand Your Ground USA


Rockefeller Institute of Government: Urban Blight Forum Focuses on Challenges to Our Nation's Cities  


Roots of the Community Land Trust Parts 1-4

Part 1; Part 2; Part 3 Part 4


RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms


School Closures Conference, June 16, 2015


School to Prison Pipeline


The Secret history of black rock stars


Segregation in America "dragging on and on"


"Shrinking Cities: Are We Siting Affordable Housing in Neighborhoods of Opportunity"  


Smart Decline  


Social Justice Movements and Twitter: Digital Revolutions in the United States and Abroad


Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge


Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity


SSSP President Anna Maria Santiago, Presidential Address: "Fifty Years Later: From a War on Poverty to a War on the Poor"


The State of Black America, 2018 


Staten Island Planning for Recovery Program


Stop the Hate: The rise in violence against Asian Americans


SUNY Rockefeller Institute of Government, Race and Affirmative Action Forum


Sustainable Cities - SC PL - Planning challenges for resilient and equitable cities


Teachers Talk Back 


Tell Them We Are Rising -The Story of Black Colleges and Universities 


Tempe Community Development's Videos


The Rescue, Invisible Children


Title IX and the School Experiences of Pregnant and Mothering Students


The True Story of Critical Race Theory


Trump's America | DW Documentary


Urban Revitalization for All




USDA/CSREES Family Farm Forum


United Nations Webcast: Let's Fight Racism


University Center for Social & Urban Research (UCSUR), Urban & Regional Brown Bag Seminars, University of Pittsburgh


Universities in Partnership: Strategies for Education, Youth Development and Community Renewal


University of San Francisco: What comes after gentrification?  


Urban Sustainable Cities: The Challenge and Priorities


Vicki Arroyo: Let's Prepare for our New Climate 


Video and Power Point presentation on the JUA Special Issue "Worlds of Austerity", hosted by Professor Jonathan Davies


Inside L.A.'s piñata district in the age of Donald Trump


Wall Street Firms Buying Nashville Homes


What is white backlash and how is it still affecting America today?


What's right? Watch 5 films that explore the concept of social justice


White Privilege, Racism, White Denial & The Cost of Inequality  


White Wash (trailer)  


Whose Barrio? Trailer and Q&A with Ed Morales and Laura Rivera


Why is Kaepernick Blocked from NFL?  


YIMBY vs Radical Advocates: The Politics of the Los Angeles Housing Crisis 


You've Never Heard the Story of Political Fraud in America Told Quite Like This


Zip Code Matters


Zombie Foreclosure Shake


Zones of Black Death: Institutions, Knowledges, and States of Being' by Rinaldo Walcott  


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