Gentrification and the Real Estate State: A Lecture by Samuel Stein '05 (Social Science Colloquium Series)

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday


Join Samuel Stein ’05 for a discussion about the state and future of our cities at a time of global concentration of capital into urban real estate. Stein will present some of the ideas that animate his new book, Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State, which takes on such questions as: what is the role of urban planning in contemporary US capitalism? Why are our cities becoming so impossibly expensive? What does the fact of our developer president tell us about the relationship between real estate and the state? What is to be done?

Samuel Stein ’05 is a geography PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center and an Urban Studies instructor at Hunter College. His work focuses on the politics of urban planning, with an emphasis on housing, real estate, and gentrification in New York City. His writing on planning politics has been published by The Journal of Urban Affairs, International Planning Studies, Metropolitics, The Guardian, Jacobin, and many other magazines and journals.

Sponsored by the Donald C. Samuel Fund for Economics and Politics and the Social Science Group.