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Webinar Series: Gentrification and Displacement

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

We are excited to share that the first webinar in our series on gentrification and displacement is now available for registration. Please read below for more information — and register today!!


  • Paulina Lopez, Executive Director & Robin Schwartz, Communications Manager, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG
  • Chris Schildt, Senior Associate, Policy Link
  • Tony DeFalco, Executive Director, Verde

Summary of Webinar: The first in a series hosted by the Urban Waters Learning Network, this webinar aims to frame the topics of gentrification and displacement as well as provide an example of the types of multi-sector partnerships that urban waters practitioners can create to ease displacement pressures.

Presenters Paulina Lopez and Robin Schwartz from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG (Seattle, WA) will kick things off by sharing why this is an issue of concern that they are paying increasing attention to as a river-focused organization.  Chris Schildt from Policy Link will then address the following questions:

  • What are the drivers behind displacement?
  • What do gentrification and displacement look like? How are they different? How are they related?
  • Are gentrification and displacement of people always the outcome of significant development in disinvested neighborhoods?
  • What are some policies and/or practices that can be enabled to ease displacement pressures?

Exploring these topics further, Tony Defalco from Verde will share information about a multi-sector partnership called Living Cully.  In the Cully neighborhood of Portland, Living Cully partners strive to balance environmental investments, equitable development and anti-displacement goals.

Please join us for this webinar – and stay tuned the next webinar in this series in June.

Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3916905018694754317

This webinar is part of a series hosted by the Urban Waters Learning Network. This year, we are digging deeper into a topic that has long been a concern of our members: the gentrification and displacement of people that we see taking place in our urban communities, oftentimes following efforts to revitalize and reinvest in the places we call home. We will be addressing this topic in the coming months through this webinar series, blog posts, Impact Stories, and other resources.


May 15
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm