ULI Philadelphia Presents: A Conversation with Richard Rothstein


July 23, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm EDT

Join ULI District Councils Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington for a conversation with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

Rothstein refutes the common notion that housing segregation in the United States is the result of millions of individual private choices and instead proves with exacting precision and fascinating insight how it is the byproduct of a century of explicit racist government policies at the local, state, and federal levels. The impact has been devastating, denying generations of African Americans the constitutional right to live where they wanted, the right to raise and school their children where they thought best, and the opportunity that whites were afforded to build generational wealth through home ownership.

Following his remarks, Eleanor Sharpe, Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission will moderate questions from the audience and engage in conversation with Rothstein on the lasting impact of those policies in our cities today.

Order a discounted signed copy of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America here. All proceeds from book sales benefit the Economic Policy Institute.

Note – Zoom access information and a calendar link will be included in your registration confirmation email from ULI Customer Service (

Registration Fees

Private  $15        $25
Public  $10        $20
Under 35  $10        $20
Student  $10        $20

Registration fee: 

Varies from $10 - $25 (see above)

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning
Racial Equity


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