October 20, 2011

Christopher Klemek: “The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal”

past event


Christopher Klemek, Assistant Professor of History, George Washington University, and co-founder of Poor Richard’s Walking Tours, is an expert in the political and intellectual shifts affecting urban policy over the 20th century. His first book, “The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal,” compares the fate of older industrial cities in Europe and North America including Berlin, London, Toronto, Boston, New York and Philadelphia and follows the changing responses to those issues that most affected the lives of these world cities. Discussants included: Mark Stern, Professor and Kenneth L.M. Pray Chair, School of Social Policy and Practice and Domenic Vitiello, Assistant Professor and Associate Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning. This event was co-sponsored by the Department of History, Department of City and Regional Planning, and the Urban Studies program.

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