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Inequities in Urban Mobility in Portland (PSU TREC)

May 19 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Inequities in Urban Mobility in Portland: Understanding Community Vulnerability and Prospects for Livable Neighborhoods

Gentrification and development are changing the face of many Portland neighborhoods. This talk will draw on data from focus groups and participatory mapping research with residents in SE and North Portland neighborhoods. The presentation will share findings on the patterns of movement reported by residents in gentrifying neighborhoods and will offer ideas and perspectives on how to plan for a sustainable future for all Portlanders.

Amy Lubitow is an assistant professor of sociology at Portland State University. Her research interests are environmental sociology, sustainability, environmental justice, social movements, gender and environmental health. Her current projects include critical analyses of urban sustainability, particularly as they relate to bicycle infrastructure; an examination of the transit-dependent population in Portland, including the gendered implications of transit dependency; a study of the influence of scientist-activist collaboration in environmental policy realms and the social movement effort to regulate the chemical BPA; and a study of the influence of “pinkwashing” on the American breast cancer experience. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Northeastern University.

If you are live streaming and want to ask a question, send an email to psuseminar@yahoo.com during the broadcast.

Seminar Speaker:
Amy Lubitow, Portland State University

Where: Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center at PSU


PSU Urban Center
506 SW Mill Street
Portland, OR
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