The award-winning Scholars on the Road Lecture Series brings the fascinating research of the College’s faculty experts to alumni audiences in Washington, D.C., New York City, Boston, Rochester, Buffalo and beyond. From the arts to the humanities and the social sciences, this series represents the incredibly diverse disciplines the College of Arts and Sciences comprises.
The Scholars on the Road Lecture Series events are open to alumni and feature a reception as part of the program.
New Thinking on Green Cities
Trina Hamilton, Associate Professor, UB Department of Geography
Event and Topic Overview
The High Line, New York City’s widely-hailed and emulated elevated park, has come to symbolize environmental gentrification. This vision of shiny residential towers and waterfront – or elevated -- parks has become a widely-shared conception of what green cities should look like, but it can drive up real estate prices and displace low- and middle-income residents. Join Professor Trina Hamilton of the UB Department of Geography as she discusses a “just green enough” alternative to environmental gentrification and the “just sustainabilities” movement that highlights the need to put equity at the center of the green city agenda.
Join us for a discussion by Professor Hamilton on this topic while getting the chance to mix and mingle with fellow alumni inside the Centre for Social Innovation.
About Professor Hamilton
Trina Hamilton is an Associate Professor of Geography at UB. She is a human geographer with expertise on corporate social and environmental responsibility, global governance networks, urban sustainability, and ethical markets. She received her PhD in Geography from Clark University and she has been a faculty member in the Geography Department at UB since 2006.
Professor Hamilton serves as co-director of the Center for Trade, Environment and Development (CTED), and is actively involved in UB’s Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, as well as several UB sustainability initiatives. In addition to her work on urban sustainability, she is currently working on a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research project on the ethical diamond trade. Professor Hamilton’s research and commentary has been featured in the popular press and she recently published a co-edited book (with Winifred Curran at DePaul University) Just Green Enough: Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification (Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City Series).