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City hosts talk on displacement

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Urban Displacement Project founder Karen Chapple will speak as part of the city’s Imagine Austin Speaker Series today, July 18, from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Chapple will talk about affordable housing and displacement, from her perspective as a professor of city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley. According to a press release from the city, Chapple “has researched ways to minimize displacement by constructing both market-rate and subsidized housing, as well as aggressively preserving affordable units and protecting tenants’ rights. Her research has found that for each subsidized housing unit, two or more market-rate units need to be built to similarly reduce displacement pressures. Chapple’s recent book is Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development.” This event is free and open to the public, and will take place at the Town Lake Center Building, in Room 130.

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