[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.
- Tuesday, September 28, 2021
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm