Join us for a lecture and launch of Harley Etienne's new book, Pushing Back the Gates: Neighborhood Perspectives on University-Driven Revitalization in West Philadelphia.
Free and open to the public. Author book signing and discounted books will be available after the talk. AICP Certification Mainenance (CM) credit available.
Etienne is an Assistant Professor, jointly appointed to the School of City and Regional Planning and the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He teaches in the areas of urban community development, inner-city revitalization, neighborhood change, urban poverty, and qualitative research issues in planning. Etienne’s research focuses primarily on the intersection of social institutions and their relationship to processes of urban neighborhood change. He is keenly interested in the role that colleges and universities play in contributing to neighborhood-level change and regional economic development. He has also conducted research into the reconstruction process and urban planning in post-earthquake Port-au-Prince, Haiti.