Monday, May 28, 2018

Report Presentation-Dogs Outnumber Children in East Austin: Wed., May 30, 12:00pm at UT

Do dogs outnumber children in gentrified East Austin?

On Wednesday, May 30, UT faculty and student researchers will release new data on the impact on gentrification on longstanding residents of East Austin. As a follow-up to a previous study, this new report answers a question posed by the longstanding residents themselves: Do dogs outnumber children in gentrified East Austin? 

The answer is a resounding yes. Dogs outnumber children in the neighborhood nearly two to one.  A profound absence of children, not an abundance of dogs, explains the disparity. The seventeen-and-under population in the neighborhood has fallen well below city and regional averages. The majority of these losses were likely among children of color. Between 2000 and 2010 the neighborhood’s Black population decreased by 60 percent, its Latino population decreased by 33 percent and its white population increased by 442 percent. 

The loss of children is perhaps the clearest indicator that a neighborhood has been thoroughly gentrified, and it could also serve as a bellwether for economic and racial disparities in other communities throughout Austin.

Join us for a presentation of the report’s findings:

Weds., May 30, 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
Gordon-White Building (GWB) Multipurpose Room 2.206
The University of Texas at Austin

(Copies of the report will be made available)

Hosted by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis * The African and African and African Diaspora Studies Department * The Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

Eric Tang
Associate Professor,  African and African Diaspora Studies
Faculty Director,  Community Engagement Center 
The University of Texas at Austin 
512.471.4380 (O) 

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