Lawrence Vale: Transforming Public Housing
Date: Thu. January 23, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
Program: One Book, One Chicago
About this event:
A Chicago native and professor of Urban
Design and Planning at MIT, Vale joins us to speak about his book, Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities,
a comparative look at the public housing experiences of Chicago and Atlanta. Vale offers a new narrative of the seventy-five-year struggle to house the
“deserving poor”—a struggle that began in Chicago
as part of the Great Migration.
Presented in partnership with National Public Housing
Museum and as part of the current One Book, One Chicago program, which explores how migration has shaped Chicago.
Seating in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium is available first come, first served, 385 max. Once capacity is reached, seating is no longer available. Books are available for purchase and the author will sign books at the conclusion of the program.