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Thursday, March 17 • 3:15pm - 4:40pm
TH3.15.00 Activist Scholar Award Recipient Colloquy on Promoting Affordable Housing Through Research and Action

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The 2016 recipient of the UAA-SAGE Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award is Nico Calavita, Professor Emeritus, SanDiego State University.  Dr. Calavita will discuss his efforts over the years to advance affordable housing in San Diego, the State of California, and urban communities across the globe.  Comments will be offered by Ken Grimes, Executive Director of the City Heights Community Development Corporation,  and Stephen Russell, Executive DIrector of the San Diego Housing Federation.

Ken Grimes is a former student of Dr. Calavita, who help lead the passage of the San Diego Housing Trust Fund and inclusionary housing legislation. Mr. Grimes holds a Masters in City Planning from San Diego State University and and undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Bath, England.  Stephen Russell has a 20-year history working in community and economic development in the Mid-City region of San Diego. He has been President of the City Heights Community Development Corporation. Prior to joining the San Diego Housing Federation as its Executive Director, Stephen was a member of the firm Platt/Whitelaw Architects, Inc., a firm specializing in sustainable design. Mr. Russell is a 2005 graduate of the NewSchool of Architecture & Design.


Nico Calavita

San Diego State University
2016 Activist Scholar Awardee; Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University

Thursday March 17, 2016 3:15pm - 4:40pm PDT
Aqua Salon E