Social Mixing or Social Exclusion: Should people with money decide what our neighborhoods look like?
Our University of the Streets Café public conversations are much like any you’d have with friends or family around a dinner table, except with more people, more points of view, and slightly more structure. Conversations are hosted by a volunteer moderator who is there to welcome everyone and keep things on track. To get things started, there’s a guest, or sometimes two, who get the ball rolling by sharing their ideas, experiences and questions. After that, it's all up to the participants.
Social mixing is usually invoked as a strategy in the context of neighborhoods that are now of interest to developers. To what extent does social mixing work as a development strategy beyond facilitating access to economically vulnerable neighborhoods? This public conversation looks at who gets their say and who gets left out in urban development. Most importantly - how do we reassert control over our neighborhoods?
Guest: Eduardo Della Foresta
Moderator: Michelle Duchesneau
1900 Le Ber street