Episode 76: Displacement is More than Housing
We’re joined by Dr. Kathryn Howell, Director of the National Center for Smart Growth and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, for a conversation about bout her daily e-bike commute, organizing around the Purple Line, the importance of eviction data and commercial displacement.
On this episode of the Mpact podcast, Dr. Kathryn Howell takes us into a conversation about the many forms of displacement and the ways that instability – of housing or businesses – affects the health of individuals and communities as a whole.
She describes efforts to preserve businesses and housing along the Purple Line Corridor in Maryland and her previous work, at the RVA Eviction Lab, to put data at the service of community needs, including successful efforts to prevent eviction.
It’s a fascinating conversation about the ways that movements evolve and the importance of understanding what policies like zoning and building codes were originally meant to solve for and how they have been used.
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Dr. Kathryn Howell, Director of the National Center for Smart Growth and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland