- 9:30 p.m.
The Julien J.
Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs and the Cities and Social
Justice Concentration at The New School present Robert Neuwirth, professor of Journalism at Columbia University and author
of Stealth of Nations, who will discuss the vigor of street markets
and the promise of the informal economy as part of an inclusive and equitable
development strategy. Robert Neuwirth is a writer and investigative reporter
whose work challenges traditional conceptions of urban development. His
first book, Shadow Cities, argued that shantytowns are normal
urban neighborhoods and that governments need to stop evictions and instead
engage with squatters. His work has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation
and the Fund for Investigative Journalism and has been featured in many
newspapers and magazines. In addition to his writing and reporting, Neuwirth
has taught in the college program at Rikers Island, New York City's main jail
complex, and at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
Robert Buckley , Studley Faculty
Fellow at the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs and William
Morrish, Professor of Urban Ecologies at Parsons The New School for Design,
and will join the discussion with perspectives from the realms of economics,
design and more.