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Published on May 27, 2016
As a lover of cities, Winifred Curran’s work has focused on understanding the effects of gentrification on urban landscapes. She discusses her work and personal experiences with gentrification in her TEDxDePaulUniversity presentation, “Gentrification is Not Inevitable: Care and Resistance.”
Curran is an associate professor of geography at DePaul University. Her research focuses on understanding the effects of gentrification on the urban landscape, looking at labor, policing, education, environmental gentrification and the gendering of urban policy in New York, Chicago, London and Mexico City. Her work has appeared in Urban Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Environment and Planning A, Urban Geography and Local Environment. As a Public Voices Fellow with the Op-Ed Project, her op-eds have been published in The New York Times, Daily Beast and Metropolis Magazine. Curran is also currently working on a book about gender and gentrification. She received her doctorate from Clark University and master’s degree from Hunter College, City University of New York.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx