The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History Screening

It began as a housing marvel. Two decaded later, it ended in rubble. This documentary tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after WWII, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home. For more info:

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  • Carolyn N.

    This put a human face on an "academic" urban planning case study. Makes me think about how policy impacts real lives.

    1 · June 26

  • Christina

    Great documentary. Important implications for me as a social worker.

    1 · June 25

  • Christina

    When you get to the theater come fins me/us. I'll be wearing a jaunty blue striped hat.

    June 25

  • Shawn

    Both of my parents grew up in Pruitt-Igoe so this documentary is very personal for me. Look forward to sharing perspectives with the group.

    June 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a great documentary that has screened to a packed house at The Tivoli and at the history museum! I'm pleased to see that it's being shown again. Fascinating info and insights regarding local history buffs, urban planning and sociology.

    2 · June 3

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