The City

  • Founded
    1962
  • Seminar Number
    459A

This seminar undertakes a wide-ranging consideration of the city—its history, functions, problems, and glories. Sessions are devoted to urban cultural and social history, and to the meaning of physical form and landscape of both American and world-wide cities. The heterogeneous nature of the seminar’s membership is reflected in the variety of subjects that the meetings address.


Chair
Professor Lisa Keller
lisa.keller@purchase.edu

Rapporteur
Fr. Stephen M. Koeth
smk2209@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/03/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Bombing for Justice: Terrorism and Political Violence in New York City, 1964-1990
Jeffrey Kroessler, John Jay College, CUNY




11/13/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Segregation, Surveillance and Gentrification at the Crossroads: New York City, Newark and Los Angeles
Camilo José Vergara, Independent Writer, Photographer, and Documentarian




Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Press and the City: A Panel on Media
Nick Lemann, Columbia University

...with others,



Notes: February Date TBD
03/12/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Can Philanthropy Save the Legacy City? Foundations and Urban Revitalization in the 21st Century
Mary Rocco, Barnard College, Columbia University




04/16/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Community Development, Chicago Style: South Shore National Bank and the Fight to Save African American Neighborhoods in 1970s Chicago
Beryl Satter, Rutgers University-Newark