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[Online Event] Paved A Way: Infrastructure, Policy and Racism in an American City

Bio: Collin is a Dallas native and current PhD student at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. His Civil Engineering PhD is focused on transportation systems, with a minor in economic geography and urban economics. His research focus is the intersection of racial and economic justice, infrastructure development, and community engagement. Collin is a registered Professional Engineer, runs a non-profit cookie bakery with his mother, and has recently published a book about infrastructure inequality in Dallas, “Paved a Way: Infrastructure, Policy, and Racism in an American City.”

Talk description: Dallas is a city like many in the United States with highways which played, and continue to play, a role in shaping racial and economic inequality. Understanding the history and racial geography which cities are built upon is imperative for working toward a more just future. Collin Yarbrough’s new book (which this talk is named after) discusses this context in Dallas and will engage in dialogue and discussion with Dr. Janille Smith-Colin to elevate these issues in our built environment and how we can move forward to prevent patterns of injustice in our infrastructure to continue perpetuating racial and economic inequality.

Date:
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Time:
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Registration is required. There are 90 seats available.

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