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Join ULI Austin’s Young Leaders for a discussion on the history of discriminatory housing and development policies in Austin and how such policies have shaped our city’s makeup and layout to this day, from boundaries as glaring as the I-35 divide to the more subtle changes that slowly affected the way the City of Austin was developed. The presentation will reflect on missed opportunities and propose ways to steer future development in a more equitable direction.
SPEAKER: Nefertitti Jackmon, Policy & Planning Manager, City of Austin - Housing & Planning Department
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Nefertitti Jackmon is a Cultural Strategist and currently works for the City of Austin as the Housing and Policy & Planning Manager for the Housing and Planning Department spearheading their Displacement Prevention efforts. As the former executive director of Six Square: Austin’s Black Cultural District she brought passionate and visionary leadership to the development of projects that preserve, educate and sustain black arts, history, and culture in Central East Austin. In 2017, Mayor Steve Adler appointed her to serve as the co-chair of the AntiDisplacement Task Force, she also served as a representative for the city with Policy Link All-In Cities Initiative on Displacement. She has spoken on many college campuses, including TSU, HT and UT about gentrification and has become a trusted voice on issues of displacement especially as it relates to the negative impact on authentic black cultural production. She has presented at numerous conferences across the country including in Washington D.C. at the 48th convening of the Congressional Black Caucus. At present she and her team are developing a portfolio of work to provide tenant stabilization services to vulnerable renters and analyzing the effectiveness of the department’s 15 displacement prevention strategies and collaborating with other City departments to develop a comprehensive city-wide displacement prevention strategy.