ULI’s Building Healthy Places Book Club: Know Your Price
Summer Selection: August 23-October 13, 2021
Our late-Summer/Fall selection is Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. Author Andre Perry takes readers on a tour of six Black-majority cities whose assets and strengths are undervalued. Perry uncovers policies shaped by flawed perspectives of the past and present; and offers fresh insights on how to limit them in the future.
Participation is free and requires registration. All registered participants receive a suggested reading schedule, weekly email thought prompts, and a link to attend virtual meetups.
Know Your Price is the first in a three part series of curated Book Club selections designed to support the work of ULI’s District Council Partnerships for Health Equity Project.
The Building Healthy Places Book Club is generously supported by ULI Foundation Governor Randall Lewis.
- Reading Kickoff, August 23 | Book club participants will receive a Book Club 101 email outlining how the book club will work, along with the suggested 8-week reading schedule.
- Meetup #1: Midbook Discussion with Dr. Andre Perry, September 15, 4 pm ET via Zoom | Author Andre Perry will share his personal story and motivations for writing the book; and engage in a discussion with members about advancing equity within the real estate and land use industries.
- Meetup #2: Discussion Group, October 6, 4 pm ET via Zoom | At the close of the reading period, members will assemble for online for guided discussions designed for sharing and reflecting on the book.
- Weekly Thought Prompts | In weekly emails, our special guest host will offer observations and questions to guide your reading. Weekly emails will align with the eight week suggested reading schedule.
- Bonus Meetup at ULI Fall Meeting, October 13, Noon CT, Chicago, IL | Attending ULI’s Fall Meeting in Chicago? If so, pick up your lunch and come say “Hi.” We’ll informally chat about the books we’ve read, those planned for the future, and generally get know one another! Specific location TBD.
READ WITH US
- Participation is free with registration.
- Participants will receive a Book Club 101 kickoff email, along with the suggested reading schedule; links to access the virtual meetups, an invitation to attend the in-person meetup in Chicago; and eight weekly thought prompts via email.
- Each meetup is scheduled for 75 minutes and starts promptly at 4 pm ET.
- Reading the book or listening to the audiobook is recommended but not required to participate in meetups and discussions.
Andre M. Perry, Author
Andre M. Perry is a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, a scholar-in-residence at American University, and a columnist for the Hechinger Report. A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education, Perry is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has been published by The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, TheRoot.com and CNN.com.
Abbey Cofsky, Meetup Moderator
Abbey Cofsky is managing director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work to promote healthy, more equitable communities. In this role, she oversees efforts to build healthier environments, catalyze local efforts to prevent disease, promote health, and address the social determinants of health. Cofsky holds an MPH from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and a BA from Boston College.