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Livestream: People Before Highways

Dates: 

November 12, 2019
11:45am - 12:30pm EST

People Before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making

LIVE FROM TSNE MISSIONWORKS' ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Karilyn Crockett, PhD, a Lecturer of Public Policy and Urban Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss themes from her new book People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making, a fascinating historical analysis of the social, political, and environmental significance of a local anti-highway protest and its lasting national implications.

About the Speaker

Dr. Karilyn Crockett’s research focuses on large-scale land use changes in twentieth century American cities and examines the social and geographic implications of structural poverty. Karilyn’s new book People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making (UMASS Press 2018) investigates a 1960s era grassroots movement to halt urban extension of the U.S. interstate highway system and the geographic and political changes in Boston that resulted. Karilyn was the co-founder of Multicultural Youth Tour of What's Now (MYTOWN), an award winning, Boston-based, educational nonprofit organization. She is also the former Director of Economic Policy & Research and the Director of Small Business Development for the City of Boston.

Registration fee: 

Free

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning
Racial Equity
Other

Partners: 

TSNE MissionWorks