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    Book Discussion on Triumph of the City

    Panelists spoke about urban planning, city government, and the development of Boston. The panel included Edward Glaeser, author of The Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention…

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    Detroit's Civil Rights Struggle

    Panelists discussed Detroit’s civil rights movement of the years 1954-1967, focusing on the late 1950s through early 1960s and discussing what led Detroit to the…

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    Book Discussion on Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead

    Justin Martin talked about his book, Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was a presentation in the History and…

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    Book Discussion on Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead

    Justin Martin talked about his book, Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications He was interviewed following his…

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    Book Discussion on Crawfish Bottom

    Doug Boyd talked about his book documenting the demolition of the Crawfish Bottom area of Frankfort along the Kentucky River and the displacement of its residents. Misconceptions about…

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    Book Discussion on Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead

    Justin Martin talked about the life of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead (1822-1903). In his book Mr. Martin reports on Olmstead’s numerous public space designs, which…

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    Preservation of Historic Savannah

    Daniel Carey talked about the work of Historic Savannah Foundation in preserving historic Savannah. He showed the Davenport House in Columbia Square, which was the foundation’s…

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    Book Discussion on Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City

    Jonathan Soffer, associate history professor at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute, examines Ed Koch’s tenure as mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989.…

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    Community Renewal, Academic Panel

    Scholars spoke about community development issues and programs and initiatives designed to provide economic relief, as well as to assist communities during the recession. They also…

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    Governor Granholm Remarks

    Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm gave the keynote address at a conference on American community renewal focusing on community development programs and initiatives designed to provide…

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    Community Renewal, Mayors Panel

    Mayors spoke about community development issues and programs and initiatives designed to provide economic relief, and to assist communities during the recession. Among the issues they…

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    Book Discussion on Harlem vs. Columbia University

    Stefan Bradley, history and African American studies professor at Saint Louis University, recalls the efforts by African-American students and the residents of Harlem to stop Columbia…

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    Urban Stimulus Town Hall Meeting

    A panel discussion was held on using economic stimulus funds for urban reconstruction. Charles Ogletree moderated the panel. Opening and closing remarks were made by the Reverend…

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    Book Discussion on The Power Broker

    Robert Caro talked about his book The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, published by Vintage. This biography of Robert Moses won a Pulitzer Prize in 1974. He talked…

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    Urban Renewal

    Mayors from several cities, including Philadelphia, Austin, and St. Paul, talked about the urban revitalization projects and policies they are implementing. Mr. Hodgkins…

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    Federal and State Resources

    Secretary Chao spoke to African-American business leaders about economic empowerment. Among the issues she addressed were education and training, information technology, and moving…

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    Capital Access in a Global Era

    Rep. Capuano, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, delivered the keynote address.

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    Urban Renewal

    Participants and committee members talked about Republican Party platform policies regarding urban renewal and fostering economic growth in urban areas. Among the issues they addressed…

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    New Market Initiative

    Mr. Sperling briefed reporters on the details of a new market initiative agreement between the president and Speaker of the House Hastert. This initiative would open new markets…

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    News Review

    Ms. Parker, a former radio talk show host, talked about conservative issues, Alan Keyes' presidential candidacy and race relations. She also talked about being a former welfare…

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