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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sociologist William Julius Wilson to Speak at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, Tonight, Tuesday April 14th

From the web:

The Education and Social Sciences Unit of Montgomery College and the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Vice-President and Provost's Office invite you to hear renowned sociologist William Julius Wilson speak on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30PM in the Cultural Arts Center, Theater 1 (CU146).

Wilson is one of the nation's most prominent sociologists in the world. The title of the talk is "The Truly Disadvantaged Revisited: Critical Reflections on the Recent Research on Concentrated Urban Poverty."

-- Interview with Professor Wilson from Frontline
-- Syllabus, Social Structure and Culture in the Study of Race and Urban Poverty, Harvard University

Professor Wilson is about halfway through his four-month period as scholar in residence at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

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