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Judith Neilson UTZON Lecture

7 December 2021
6.30pm – 7.30pm AEDT
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Photograph of Baye Adofo-Wilson

Redeveloping Black Communities | Learnings from American Urban Planning

As we develop our urban spaces how mindful are we of the shared experiences of those we build for? The community trauma that black people experienced, and continue to experience, within the USA and beyond must be assessed and thoughtfully considered as we grow new suburbs and spaces. 

Join US urban planner, lawyer, and real estate developer Baye Adofo-Wilson Esq to hear about his transformative work in redeveloping and reinventing black communities.

This Judith Neilson UTZON Lecture will be hosted by UNSW's Inaugural Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture Professor David Sanderson, and is open to all.


Baye Adofo-Wilson

Baye Adofo-Wilson, Esq. is a real estate developer, lawyer and consultant with an expertise in arts and cultural districts, sustainability, affordable and mixed-income housing development.   He has a real estate development and consulting firm, BAW Development LLC, where he focuses on developing transformative, residential and mixed-use projects in urban communities.  He is Of Counsel to Post Polak, PA focusing New Jersey Redevelopment Law and Opportunity Zones.  


Currently, BAW Development, LLC, in partnership with RPM Development, are the developers of the Hinchliffe Stadium Neighborhood Restoration Project, a $94 million-dollar project which includes 75 senior housing units, a restaurant/exhibition space dedicated to the Negro League, a 314-parking structure and the restoration of Hinchliffe Stadium, a 7,800-seat stadium which was once the home of the New York Black Yankees. Baye Adofo-Wilson has also built 100 units of housing, including mixed-use, mixed-income and condos.