Photo of Ronit Bezalel
Start: February 21, 2018 5 p.m.
End: February 21, 2018 7 p.m.
Location: Architecture Building, Room 100

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70 Acres in Chicago

For 70 years, there stood a Chicago Public Housing Community known as Cabrini Green. Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once tow­ered over Chicago's most valuable neighborhoods. A looming reminder of inequality and poverty, Cabrini's high-rises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social experiment: mixed-income neighborhoods.

Shot over the course of 20-years, 70 Acres in Chicago documents this upheaval, from the razing of the first buildings in 1995, to the clashes in the mixed-income neighborhoods a decade later.

Location: AB 100  /  Refreshments at 5:00 p.m. 
Film screening at 5:30 p.m.  /  Questions and discussion with the filmmaker at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsors: Department of Urban Planning, Student Planning Association, Center for Business and Economic Research, and African American Studies.

Filming the demolition of Cabrini Green for the documentary 70acresinchicago

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