Panel Gentrification & Urban Development at The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit—Thursday 16 April 2015
The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit presented the panel discussion Gentrification & Urban Development livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 16 April at 6 p.m. EDT (New York) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 3 p.m. EDT (San Francisco). In Twitter, follow @HowlRoundTV and use hashtag #howlround.
Moderated by Stephen Henderson of The Detroit Free Press, the last of this three-part panel series on Psychological Gentrification explores how contemporary gentrification is affecting the arts, businesses, and urban development in Detroit.
- Malik Yakini—Founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, which operates a 7-acre urban farm in Detroit's Rouge Park.
- Ernest Zachary—Founder and Vice President for Development at Zachary & Associates, a Detroit-based firm specializing in all phases of economic development, with specific expertise in market research, historic preservation, commercial revitalization, community planning, green design, and more.
- Kathleen Colin—Director of Investments at Oppenheimer & Co., Colin serves as the chapter president for the National Association of Securities Professionals-Detroit, and is the point of contact for ICAP, New York for their Emerging/Minority & Female Owned Investment Management and Consultant community.
- Catherine Kelly—Publisher for the Michigan Citizen.
- Halima Cassells—Detroit-based artist and activist, Cassells holds leadership roles at many community-based organizations, including the Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, North End SOUP, The Free Market, and the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network.
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