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Brooklyn Transitions: The Future of Brooklyn and Its Citizens
Dec 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm| Free
What will the Brooklyn of tomorrow look like? Will Brooklyn be the new Manhattan? Who “deserves” to stay in Brooklyn? This event is part of the Brooklyn Transitions series.
With Tom Angotti, Rob Robinson and Raquel Batista.
Tom Angotti is Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning and Development. His recent books include The New Century of the Metropolis, New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate, which won the Davidoff Book Award, and Accidental Warriors and Battlefield Myths. He is co-editor of Progressive Planning Magazine, and Participating Editor for Latin American Perspectives and Local Environment. He is actively engaged in community and environmental justice issues in New York City.
Rob Robinson is a member of the Leadership Committee of the Take Back the Land Movement and a volunteer at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI). He eventually overcame homelessness in Miami and New York City after losing his job in 2001 and has been in the housing movement based in NYC since 2007. Rob works with the European Squatters Collective, International Alliance of Inhabitants, Landless People’s Movement (MST) and Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) and is a member of the Steering Committee of the USA Canada Alliance of Inhabitants.