The UNM School of Architecture and Planning presents William W. Goldsmith, Cornell University City & Regional Planning, delivering, "Why the Drug War Fills Prisons and Wrecks Neighborhoods, but Does Not Stop Drug Use," Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the George Pearl Hall auditorium. Pearl Hall is located on Central and Cornell NE. The event is free and open to the public.

Goldsmith teaches about the development and structure of cities, and the problems of neighborhoods, suburbs and peripheries. He studies racial segregation, inequality, and low-density sprawl in U.S. cities and poverty, environmental degradation, regional development and urbanization in Latin America.

He won Fulbright awards to Colombia, Brazil and Italy. His Separate Societies: Poverty and Inequality in U.S. Cities won the Paul Davidoff award in 1993. Forthcoming is Saving U.S. Cities. He served many years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.

Goldsmith received a B.S.C.E. from the University of California-Berkley in 1963 and his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1968.

Media Contact: Carolyn Gonzales (505) 277-5920; e-mail: cgonzal@unm.edu