Racism and Its Impact on the American City: Trenton as a Case Study
Tuesday, August 18, 8 p.m. via Zoom
Using our neighboring city Trenton as a case study, John Hatch '84 will present on how racism has negatively impacted the development and progress of American cities and towns and how it has shaped virtually every aspect of our built environment.
John is an architect and principal with Clarke Caton Hintz, an architecture, planning and landscape architecture firm located in Trenton, NJ. In his more than 30 years with CCH, John has managed the design and construction of a wide array of architecturally significant buildings. These include Glen Cairn Hall at Thomas Edison State University, the new School of Business at NJCU, the restoration of Morven, the former governor’s mansion in Princeton, and multiple phases of the Roebling Complex Redevelopment in Trenton. At Princeton, he led the design team for 200 Elm, which houses Public Safety and the Office of Design and Construction; renovations and two expansions of Tower Club; and he is currently working with Terrace Club on renovations and expansions. His work includes new and renovated facilities for colleges and universities, as well as public and independent schools; multi-unit and senior housing projects; historic and urban revitalization projects; as well as significant commercial and civil projects. All of his projects address issues of context, civic life and sustainability. In addition to his design work, John has written and lectured about such topics as historic preservation, sustainability and urban redevelopment.
He is a 32 years resident of the City of Trenton, sits on the Trenton Landmarks Commission as well as the boards of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, Passage Theatre, the NJ Capital Philharmonic and the Trenton Historical Society. He is also a principal with Hx2 Development, which is the developer for Roebling Lofts and Roebling Center in Trenton.