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The Battle for Land and the Future of the Postindustrial City

Aaron Bartley | July 10, 2019, 12:30-2:30 pm

The Battle for Land and the Future of the Postindustrial City

For the past 14 years, Aaron Bartley, as one of PUSH Buffalo’s cofounders, worked alongside colleagues to build a model of community-controlled development WNY. The organizers rooted their organization in the values and analysis of the Just Transition and Development Without Displacement movements.


This lecture workshop serves as both an exploration of the praxis and strategy underlying the battle for land and power in the gentrifying city, and as an airing of the contradictions and tensions within the movement. He will problematize the constraints of the nonprofit industrial complex and the shortcomings and enduring value of different organizing practices.

Lunch will be provided so RSVP to buffalocommons@cornell.edu. Space is limited to 30. 

Buffalo Commons offers workshops that share knowledge for the public good on topics ranging from civic engagement and local policy to best practices in community-based research.