Monday, December 7, 2009

Lesson for Urban Reformers

Posted By on Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Tonight, Monday, December 7th, Cornell University professor Pierre Clavel will speak about "America's Progressive Cities: Lessons for Contemporary Urban Reformers."

Clavel recently completed his book, "Progressive Cities in the United States, 1969-2007." He also wrote "Opposition Planning in Wales and Appalachia," "Reinventing Cities," and "The Progressive City: Planning and Participation. "The Progressive City" is considered required reading for most graduate programs in urban planning and explores the development efforts of activist government leaders in Hartford, Cleveland, and Berkeley:

"In a period when urban coalitions built upon the problems of urban renewal, highways and downtown development became passe and unstable, these cities experimented with radically new forms of participation, public enterprise, property regulation, service structure, and neighborhood involvement."

Tonight's lecture is part of a public lecture series hosted by West Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association, the U of M's graduate program in city and regional planning and the school of urban affairs and public policy. It will be held at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center, Room 123, from 6:30-8 p.m.

For more info, call 678-2161.

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