Attend the talk Urban Renewal in the Suburban Age: The Struggle to Redefine the American City at the Brooklyn Historical Society to explore how cities changed after WWII. Trace the complicated history of efforts to reimagine cities in the face of an increasingly suburban landscape in the decades following World War II through the lens of the life of famed urban planner Edward Logue. Harvard professor Lizabeth Cohen, who looks at this pivotal moment in urban history in her book, Saving America’s Cities, is led in conversation by Columbia University’s Kenneth Jackson. The story of Logue’s clashes with the likes of both Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs to bring renewal projects to fruition highlights the complexity of creating vibrant, equitable cities.
DATE: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019, 6:30PM-8:00PM
CAPACITY: 10 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION: Opens Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 12PM EST