A lecture and discussion with the author of "Overheated," Kate Aronoff, joined in conversation by former Buell Center Director Reinhold Martin; Alyssa Battistoni, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College; Kian Goh, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; and Patrick Houston, Climate and Inequality Campaigns Associate at New York Communities for Change.
The promise of professional expertise under “Green Reconstruction” is a double-edged sword for which new pedagogical models are necessary. In this special session, faculty members and organizers from institutions undergoing shifts in professional practice curricula shared their motivations, methods, and challenges.
Danielle Purifoy and Louise Seamster present their conceptual framework for understanding black towns within extractive white space, highlighting questions of citizenship, extraction, and exclusion as they focus on how legal, spatial, racial, and economic systems structure black spaces’ access to infrastructure and facilitate environmental violence.
Illustration by billy dee, originally published in Environmental Sociology