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2009-2010

Lecture: George C. Galster

"Revitalizing Distressed Neighborhoods' Rationale, Strategies, & Evaluation Approaches"
12/03/09
A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
Art + Architecture Building

George Galster is the Clarence Hilberry Professor of Urban Affairs at the College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs, Wayne State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T., with undergraduate degrees from Wittenberg and Case Western Reserve Universities. He has published over 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, primarily on the topics of metropolitan housing markets, racial discrimination and segregation, neighborhood dynamics, residential reinvestment, community lending and insurance patterns, and urban poverty. His latest books are The Maze of Urban Housing Markets, University of Chicago Press, 1991, The Metropolis in Black and White, Rutgers University/Center for Urban Policy Research, 1992, and Reality and Research: Social Science and American Urban Policy since 1960, Urban Institute Press, 1996.

Dr. Galster provides a wealth of experience in academic, governmental, non-profit, and for-profit circles. He has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, numerous municipalities, community organizations, and civil rights groups, and organizations like the National Association of Realtors, American Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, and Chemical Bank Corporation. He served on the Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, and has assumed other leadership positions in community service.

Dr. Galster has held positions at Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and the College of Wooster. He served as Director of Housing Research at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC before coming to Wayne State University.


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