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Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue, New Haven and Beyond
May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
May is Historic Preservation Month, and what better time to analyze the urban renewal of New Haven during the 1950s and 1960s? Lizabeth Cohen, the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University and author of the award-winning “Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age,” will deconstruct this complex topic during a virtual lecture, “Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue, New Haven and Beyond.” Cosponsored by The New Haven Preservation Trust.
Today, with our appreciation for charming old buildings and historic preservation, one might well ask, “What were these urban renewers thinking?” Cohen explains that while in hindsight we now understand that the urban renewal of the 1950s to 1970s was deeply flawed, the ideals and aspirations by New Haven leaders of the era need to be understood in the context of their times. Did they get anything right?