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Urban Lowlands: A History of Neighborhoods, Poverty and Planning | A Conversation with Steven T. Moga
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
Online via Zoom
Speaker: Steven T. Moga (Smith College) / Moderator: Charlotte Leib (Yale University)
On Wednesday, March 3, historian Steven T. Moga (Associate Professor in Landscape Studies at Smith College) will join us over Zoom to discuss his recently published book: Urban Lowlands: A History of Neighborhoods, Poverty, and Planning (University of Chicago Press, 2020). Moga’s book reveals how physical and policy-driven containment and distinct lowland geographies have contributed to economic dispossession and social discrimination against residents in four U.S. neighborhoods: Harlem Flats in New York City, Black Bottom in Nashville, Swede Hollow in Saint Paul, and the Flats in Los Angeles.
The event will begin with a brief discussion between Moga and Charlotte Leib, Ph.D. Student in History, before opening up for audience questions and a discussion. A chapter from Urban Lowlands will be pre-circulated to registrants prior to the event.