February 25, 7–9 PM
Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd St.
As economic inequality grows, the role of real estate development, finance, and extreme wealth in shaping our city falls under even greater scrutiny. Join us for a discussion of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State by Sam Stein. Stein explains how city planners have contributed to inequality, gentrification, and displacement, and looks for ways the profession can serve cities better.
Moderator announcement coming soon.
This month’s book is available at a discount from the following independent booksellers:
– Community Bookstore (Park Slope) – 20% discount
– Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Greene) – 15% discount
(Just say you’re with Van Alen Book Club at check-out)
Contact Andrew Brown
Van Alen Book Club
Van Alen Book Club meets the last Tuesday of every month (except December) in our street-level space. Our discussions, moderated by some of our favorite urbanists, use the urban experience in fiction and non-fiction as a springboard to ask how we experience cities, and how we want to make them in the future. Meetings are open to all, and include pizza, wine, and beer.