discussion of 'the earth, the city, and the hidden narrative of race' with author carl anthony

Wednesday, November 15, 6-8 p.m. at The New School in New York City


The New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center hosts a Book Launch and discussion of The Earth, The City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race with author Carl Anthony. The long-awaited book by pioneering urbanist and activist Carl Anthony reveals the history of “spatial apartheid” in America’s cities, and argues that only when we recognize the connection between racism, poverty, and ecological devastation can we fully understand and address tragedies like Irma and Harvey. It comes with a companion action guide that shows readers how to use key strategies and insights to not only resist destruction but also create, inspire, and innovate a vibrant more inclusive emerging future.

The event is sponsored by the Tishman Environment and Design Center and the Pratt Institute.


Carl Anthony, an urbanist and activist who was one of the earliest environmentalists to make the connection between ecological destruction, racism, and poverty.

Dr. Paloma Pavel, Anthony’s co-founder of Breakthrough Communities, an organization that trains activists in low-income communities of color to take leadership in the fight to make their communities sustainable and equitable.

Michelle DePass, Diretor of the Tishman Environment and Design Center; Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management; and Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.

Ron Shiffman, Professor Emeritus, Pratt Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment.


Wednesday, November 15, 6-8 p.m.


The New School’s University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Starr Foundation Hall, Room UL102

TICKETS Admission to the event is free; to register, go to earth_city_race.eventbrite.com.

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