Plenary Assembly & Student Award Presentations
Sponsored by Rice | Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Keynote: John Henneberger, Housing Advocate and Co-Director, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
John Henneberger is an advocate for fair and affordable housing who has created a new paradigm for post-disaster rebuilding. The devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina exposed the failure of federal, state, and local governments to adequately respond to the needs of the poor and of persons with disabilities. Along with John's talk, we will also present the awards for the best student papers this year!
Saturday Awards Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Tom Angotti, Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York; and Director, Hunter College Center for Community Planning & Development (CCPD)
Angotti's recent books include The New Century of the Metropolis; New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate which won the ACSP Davidoff Book Award in 2009; and Accidental Warriors and Battlefield Myths. He is co-editor of Progressive Planning Magazine, and participating editor for Latin American Perspectives and Local Environment. He is actively engaged in community and environmental justice issues in New York City. At this luncheon, Angotti will address his most recent book, The New Century of the Metropolis.