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Join us for a discussion with Michael Corey from the University of Minnesota and Aradhya Sood, Assistant Professor, Economic Analysis & Policy, UTSC and Rotman School, as they discuss the Mapping Prejudice project.
Learn more about Mapping Prejudice here
About Mapping Prejudice
Mapping Prejudice’s work was born of community need in Minnesota, which has some of the largest racial disparities in the United States. These inequities are most pronounced in the area of housing, which is foundational to health and well-being. After the murder of George Floyd in 2020, Mapping Prejudice found itself at the epicenter of a global movement for racial justice as people from around the world tried to understand why this started in Minneapolis.
About the Speakers
Michael Corey is the Geospatial, Technical and Data Lead / Associate Director for the Mapping Prejudice Project. Before transitioning to public history, Michael spent 20 years as a journalist and data journalist at the Star Tribune, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Des Moines Register.
His previous work has spanned zoning and segregation, mortgage disparities, the U.S.-Mexico border fence system, human-induced earthquakes, and sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
Prof. Aradhya Sood received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include urban and real estate economics, industrial organization, and applied microeconomics. Her research includes studying historic factors and current policies associated with land and residential zoning and their effects on the spatial distribution of economic and residential activities in the context of cities and regions in the U.S. and India.
In particular, her research has focused on studying the detrimental effects of land friction on the growth of Indian manufacturing firms, understanding the long-term consequences of racial historical housing practices on the internal socio-economic geography of cities in the U.S., and the role of local politics and zoning on the housing markets.
School of Cities leverages urban data and lived experience to improve policy and decision-making, and collaborates with communities to make cities and urban regions more sustainable, prosperous, inclusive and just.
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