February 21, 2018 5 p.m.End:
February 21, 2018 7 p.m.Location: Architecture Building, Room 100
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.
Image source: http://70acresinchicago.com/synopsis/