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Race and Regulation Lecture Series: “Redlined Forever: The Racist Past of Today’s Land Use Regulations”

October 25, 2021

Professor Jessica Trounstine of the University of California, Merced will explore how cities’ regulatory authority over land use has resulted in inequities.

As part of the 2021-2022 Lecture Series on Race and Regulation, Jessica Trounstine, the Foundation Board of Trustees Presidential Chair and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced, will present “Redlined Forever: The Racist Past of Today’s Land Use Program” on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET via Zoom.

The Race and Regulation Lecture Series is organized by the Penn Program on Regulation and co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Office of Equity and Inclusion as part of the “Achieving Racial Justice” colloquium launched last year. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

Trounstine’s lecture will discuss how land use regulations have generated segregation along race and class lines, enhancing the wealth of white property owners at the expense of people of color and the poor, and she will explore further inequities that have resulted from these processes.

Trounstine is the author of the award-winning book, Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities (Cambridge University Press).

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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