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  • Living with Water Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina
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    Living with Water Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Architect David Waggonner talked about ways cities like New Orleans could manage living with surrounding water. He was interviewed by Jeffrey Goldberg. “Living With Water: Designing a Better System”…

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  • Building Resilient Cities Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina
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    Building Resilient Cities Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

    Eve Troeh moderated a panel discussion on how to build resilient cities to withstand storms like Katrina and Sandy. A video clip was shown from a Land of Opportunity production. “Katrina and Sandy: What Kind…

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  • Discussion on Community Development Efforts
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    Community Development Efforts

    Civic and policy leaders talked about community development efforts in distressed neighborhoods experiencing poverty, unemployment, foreclosures, and racial divides. The panelists focused on the lessons learned…

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  • emTriumph of the Cityem
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    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 Makes…

    286 views
  • Detroits Civil Rights Struggle
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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 “Insurrection” of 1967 and its aftermath, including what came to be known as…

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  • emGenius of Place The Life of Frederick Law Olmsteadem
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    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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  • emGenius of Place The Life of Frederick Law Olmsteadem
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    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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  • emCrawfish Bottomem
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    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 the community helped make it…

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  • emGenius of Place The Life of Frederick Law Olmsteadem
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    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 include the U.S. Capitol…

    730 views
  • Preservation of Historic Savannah
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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 first project, and other areas…

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  • emEd Koch and the Rebuilding of New York Cityem
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    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. Mr. Soffer recalls the depleted…

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  • Community Renewal Academic Panel
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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 answered…

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  • Community Renewal Mayors Panel
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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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  • Governor Granholm Remarks
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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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  • emHarlem vs Columbia Universityem
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    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 University from…

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  • Urban Stimulus Town Hall Meeting
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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 Jesse…

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  • emThe Power Brokerem
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    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 about how he came…

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  • Urban Renewal
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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 talked about…

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  • Federal and State Resources
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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 people…

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  • Capital Access in a Global Era
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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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