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Thursday, April 5 • 10:50am - 12:15pm
TH10.50.00 Negotiating Participation: Urban Neighborhoods and the Potential of Resident Engagement

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Resident participation and engagement are often understood to be central features of any effort in neighborhood betterment and community development. Given the importance of participation and engagement, this session brings together work on efforts such as participatory budgeting, housing activism, and the coproduction of public service delivery to provide a nuanced rendering of participation in cities throughout the United States. In doing so, the challenges, tensions, and possibilities for participation to shape neighborhoods and the lives of those in them are brought into view. Contributors provide theoretical, methodological, and practical insight that will be useful for both scholars and practitioners studying community development and neighborhood change. This session also brings together scholars who have contributed to a recently published book titled, Neighborhood Change and Neighborhood Action: The Struggle to Create Neighborhoods that Serve Human Needs (R. Allen Hays, editor).

Moderator: R. Allen Hays, University of Northern Iowa

Neighborhood Change: Developing a Comprehensive Model
R. Allen Hays, University of Northern Iowa

Formations of Participation: The Pathways of Emergent Community Land Trusts 
Jakob Schneider, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Claire Cahen, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Susan Saegert, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Designing Participatory Processes for Learning in Neighborhood Level Democratic Activity 
Jose Melendez, University of Illinois - Chicago

Community-Led Social Housing Regeneration: Between the Formal and the Informal 
Pablo Sendra, University College London; Daniel Fitzpatrick, University College London

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R. Allen Hays

Director, Graduate Program in Public Policy, University of Northern Iowa
Housing, neighborhood organization and participation, anti-racism work, and social justice

Thursday April 5, 2018 10:50am - 12:15pm EDT
Elgin (2nd Floor)