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Understanding Chicago's Planning History @ Newberry Library

  • Newberry Library

    60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL (map)

    41.899977 -87.630601

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    Presented by Chicago Collections in collaboration with The Newberry Library Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    6 pm; door open at 5:30 pm

    Ruggles Hall

    Free and open to the public; no registration required. Open to the Public Other Programs

    Learn about little-known aspects of the history of city planning in Chicago, drawing on the breadth and depth of resources available through the Chicago Collections Consortium and EXPLORE Chicago Collections.

    D. Bradford Hunt is Vice President for Research and Academic Programs at the Newberry. His history of the Chicago Housing Authority, Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing, won the Lewis Mumford Prize from the Society of American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) for the best book in North American Planning History in 2008-09. He also co-authored, with Jon B. DeVries, Planning Chicago, which examines urban planning initiatives in Chicago since the 1950s. He will serve as president of SACRPH in 2018-19. Previously, he was vice provost and dean, as well as professor of social science and history, at Roosevelt University. He received his PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and his bachelor’s degree from Williams College.

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