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12-2-2019

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In this video, panelists answer the following question: (1) How do you define urban renewal and what has it meant for you over your career? (00:00-18:59) and (2) Do you think there was something particular about the way the urban renewal process was applied on the east coast, in the North East, and in New London particularly? (19:00-23:45)

Overview: Like many American cities, New London was dramatically transformed through a series of redevelopment campaigns from the 1940s to the 1970s. A panel discussion at Connecticut College addresses events in New London in the broader context of midcentury urban planning in New England and across the country, the complex consequences and legacies of urban renewal, and the challenges that face planning today.

Featured speakers:

Lizabeth Cohen, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University and author of Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux: 2019);

Philip Michalowski, former planning consultant and City Development Administrator, City of New London, CT;

James Butler, AICP, Executive Director, Southeastern CT Council of Governments;

Moderated by Anna Vallye, Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies, Connecticut College.

Please note: Sybil Tetteh, City Planner of New London, originally scheduled to be part of the panel, was unable to participate due to unforeseen circumstances.

Held Monday, December 2. 5:00pm-7:00pm. Charles Chu Room, Shain Library, Connecticut College.

This event is part of Mapping Urban Renewal in New London: http://bit.ly/ccurbanrenewal

Sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges with Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Friends of the Library.

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In this video, panelists answer the following question: (1) How do you define urban renewal and what has it meant for you over your career? (00:00-18:59) and (2) Do you think there was something particular about the way the urban renewal process was applied on the east coast, in the North East, and in New London particularly? (19:00-23:45)

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