Henry Louis Taylor Jr.

Professor, Urban Planning, University at Buffalo

man standing on sidewalk in front of a row of abandoned buildings with debris and trash on the front lawns.

"Market-based Predatory Development: Race, Class, and the Underdevelopment of Black Neighborhoods in the U.S."

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
6 pm - 7:30 pm

This lecture explores the role of land valorization in the underdevelopment of Black neighborhoods. It argues that the city-building process constructs a duality consisting of high-value developed White neighborhoods and low-value underdeveloped Black neighborhoods. Moreover, these low-value underdeveloped Black neighborhoods are also the site of predatory forms of development.

AIA (1 LU) and AICP (1.5 CM, Event #9205322) continuing education credits available


Henry Taylor.

Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. is an internationally recognized scholar for his work on distressed urban neighborhood and social isolation among people of color. He is founding director of UB's Center for Urban Studies, a research, neighborhood planning and community development institute. His research focuses on a historical and contemporary analysis of distressed urban neighborhoods, social isolation and race and class issues among people of color, especially African Americans and Latinos.  Within this framework, Taylor’s research also focuses on these issues in Cuba, the Caribbean Islands and Latin America.  Lastly, Taylor is concerned with the redevelopment of shrinking cities and metropolitan cities, with a focus on social, economic and racial justice.

AICP members can earn Certi­fication Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

AICP members must be in attendance for the duration of the event in order to receive CM Credit.