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Events November 2019


Saving Cities: How New York State Reshaped New York City Since the 1950s

November 7, 2019

Since the Great Depression, New York State has dramatically increased the scale and scope of its urban activity with the stated goal of counteracting central city economic decline. Join the Skyscraper Museum for a discussion about New York State's wide-ranging role in New York City's housing and urban redevelopment plans since the 1950s. Carol Willis will moderate a panel of three leading urban historians to assess the competitions and collaborations of the State and City and debate what has worked, what has not, and why.

Lizabeth Cohen, Professor, Harvard University, author of the forthcoming Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age

Lynne Sagalyn, Professor, Columbia University, author of Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan

Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Professor, Hunter College, author of How States Shaped Postwar America: State Government and Urban Power

Thursday November 7, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter
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