Beyond Jane Jacobs v. Robert Moses: San Francisco's Redevelopment Experiments in the 1950s and 1960s

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Photo of Alison Isenberg
Princeton University History Professor Alison Isenberg discusses post-World War II redevelopment experimentation in San Francisco, the topic of her forthcoming book. Free.
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
History Department, Labor Archives and Research Center, Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Chair in U.S. History
Marc Stein
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Isenberg co-directs the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities. Her book Downtown America: A History of the Place and the People Who Made It (University of Chicago Press, 2004) received the Ellis Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians, Historic Preservation Book Prize from Mary Washington University, Lewis Mumford Prize from the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) and an Honor Book Award from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

She is also working on a book titled Second-Hand Cities: Race and Region in the Antique Americana Trade, from the Civil War to Urban Renewal. Isenberg recently served as president of SACRPH. Before joining Princeton, she taught at Rutgers University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Florida International University.