Dec 9 2011

The Next Seminar of the

Public Space Working Group

Kristen Day ( Polytechnic institute, NYU )


Under siege:  Impacts of local anti-immigrant laws on Latino residents’ use of space

Recent years have seen an increase in state and local laws that aim to restrict the rights and privileges of U.S. immigrants, especially those who are undocumented.  This talk examines the rise of anti-immigrant local laws in the U.S., and explores their implications for Latino residents’ (immigrants and non-immigrants) use of space.

Room 5409, 12 PM – 2 PM

Kristen Day is Professor and Department Head in the Department of Technology, Culture and Society at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.  Her research examines issues of equity and well-being in the planning and design of urban environments, with a focus on health and safety for diverse populations. She has a special interest in university-community engagement.  She was previously a professor of urban planning at the University of California, Irvine until 2010, where she also served as the campus Director of Engagement.  

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