2023: 3/22 Land and Power: A History of Commodification

March 22, 2023

3/22 2023 Land and Power: A History of Commodification

Presented by Adriana Abizadeh ’12
Executive Director, Kensington Corridor Trust (KCT), Philadelphia and
Senior Policy Fellow, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

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From stolen land to rematriation, all land ownership and control is rooted in its value to it based on markets that serve the few, not the many. What does it take to decommodify land? Is it possible? Can land and power be redistributed for collective benefit? This talk will take us on a journey through history to examine land ownership in the United States and the reverberating impacts experienced in the 21st century.

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