Saving America’s Cities:
How New York State Reshaped New York City Since the 1950s

Thu, Nov 7, 2019
Book cover of "Saving America's Cities" by Lizbeth Cohen

Although frequently controversial, New York State agencies and authorities have played a key role in massive and now iconic redevelopment and housing programs, including public housing, the Mitchell Lama program, Roosevelt Island, Battery Park City, Times Square, the World Trade Center, and more. Three leading urban historians assess the competitions and collaborations of the State and City and debate what has worked, what has not, and why. Join us for a spirited discussion about New York State’s wide-ranging role in New York City’s housing and urban redevelopment plans since the 1950s.

Moderator: Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum.

Lizabeth Cohen, Professor, Harvard University, author of the forthcoming Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age.
Lynne Sagalyn, Professor, Columbia University, author of Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan.
Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Professor, Hunter College, author of How States Shaped Postwar America: State Government and Urban Power.

Location: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College 47-49 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065