Event: October 26- Cities, Suburbs, and the New America


The SMU-Cox Folsom Institute for Real Estate
The SMU Economics Center &
The Center for Opportunity Urbanism

invite you to a lively discussion on:

Cities, Suburbs, and the New America

Minorities, Immigrants, and Millennials in America’s Favorite Geography

Featuring presentations and expert panels with former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, author Joel Kotkin, and MIT Professor Alan Berger


Featured Speakers:

Secretary Henry Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas, in 1981. He was subsequently elected to four terms. He served as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1993 to 1997 under President Bill Clinton.

Joel Kotkin, a leading author on American cities as well as on national demographic, social, and political trends, has been described by the New York Times as “America’s uber-geographer.” His books include The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us and The City: A Global History. He also serves as Executive Director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism.

Alan Berger is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design and Director of the Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His forthcoming anthology Infinite Suburbia, co-edited with Joel Kotkin and Celina Balderas Guzman, will be released in October 2017.

Ali Modarres is Director of Urban Studies at the University of Washington Tacoma and a widely cited authority on urban planning and policy.

Alicia Kurimska is a fellow at the Center for Opportunity Urbanism in Houston and a writer on issues within the vortex of immigration, social class, and values.

Luis Torres is an economist at Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center and a leading authority on real estate trends in the state of Texas.

And Special Guest:

Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas


Questions? Email Cullum Clark, Director of the SMU Economics Center, at jhclark@smu.edu

Proudly sponsored by: the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR), the Real Estate Council (TREC), SMU Cox School of Business and SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences 

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