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Kwesi Daniels
Kwesi Daniels
Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYU
Abandoned Housing: the Unsustainable Solution to Urban Neighborhoods
Abandoned Housing: the Unsustainable Solution to Urban Neighborhoods
The initial impact of abandonment in urban areas has been a major issue that has remained unresolved for decades. Housing abandonment deteriorates the health of communities, as they have become havens for crime and a significant expense for municipalities. Why are there so many abandoned housing? Can’t city government, nonprofits, and for profit entities utilize policies that will put an end to a safety and aesthetical hazard while also making use of those buildings? Daniels will frame the discussion around racially motivated federal policies created in the 1940’s that form the foundation upon which abandoned housing in Newark was built, as well as the current policies the city has pursued in an effort to address abandonment.
The Globe (Age 21+)
158 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010, USA
Bio
Kwesi Daniels is a sustainability professional whose life's passion is creating sustainable communities. He has developed his abilities in design, project management, and financial feasibility analysis through more than a decade of teaching, architecture, affordable housing development, and community service experience around the country. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tuskegee University in 2002, a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003, and a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University in 2013. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Urban Geography at Temple University, conducting urban sustainability research.