Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Talk by Professor Peter Dreier on Progressive Movements

From the Center for Community Change:

A Century of Social Justice:
Is a New Progressive Movement on the Horizon?

Busboys & Poets Bookstore
14th and V Streets, NW
Washington, DC

6:30 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 30th

Peter Dreier, professor of politics and chair of the Urban and Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College, in his new book, The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20 Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame, has assembled an honor roll of people who moved progressive ideas into the mainstream throughout the last century. 


Dreier’s concise and inspiring biographies show how reformers and radicals, often outcasts, made America a more democratic and equitable society for all. The range of people he profiles is broad—from W.E.B. Du Bois and John L. Lewis to Harvey Milk and Bruce Springsteen. Dreier provides us with a look at a century of progressive accomplishments against overwhelming odds.

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