bklynTransWeb_705pxWideA panel of dynamic Brooklyn thinkers will discuss the historical patterns of change in the neighborhoods of the borough, giving an account of the reasons for and ramifications of gentrification over the years. This event is part of the Brooklyn Transitions series.

Sharon Zukin is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York. She is the author ofLoft Living, Landscapes of Power (winner of the C. Wright Mills Award), The Cultures of Cities, Point of Purchase andNaked City.

Suleiman Osman is Assistant Professor of American Studies at George Washington University and author of The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York City.

Isabel Hill is an architectural historian, urban planner, filmmaker and children’s book author. She is director of the documentaries Made in Brooklyn and Brooklyn Matters.

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