Lizabeth Cohen - Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age — in conversation with E. J. Dionne

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Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Focusing on the life and work of Edward J. Logue (1921-2000), an urban planner, public administrator, and lawyer, Cohen’s new book surveys the boom of government-sponsored urban renewal in the post-war decades. An advocate of large-scale projects like his contemporary and rival, Robert Moses, Logue worked to revive New Haven, designed New Boston around a restored Government Center and Faneuil Hall-Quincy Market, and, as head of New York State’s Urban Development Corporation, rebuilt Roosevelt Island. Highlighting both the successes and troubling legacy of Logue’s work, Cohen, a Harvard professor and award-winning author of Making a New Deal and A Consumers' Republic, illuminates the complicated history of today’s gentrification issues. Cohen will be in conversation with E.J. Dionne, Washington Post op-ed columnist. 

 

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374254087
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 1st, 2019

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