National Building Museum

Talk: 1968-2018: DC's Urban Development

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Walk-in tickets available at the door starting at 5:30 pm.

Hear George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy professor Leah Brooks discuss the economic impact of the 1968 riots on retail properties in Washington, D.C. The city sustained substantial damage along the 14th St. NW, 7th St. NW, and H St. NE commercial corridors—now some of the most active retail areas in the city. Through maps and data analytics, Brooks explores how, when, and why these areas evolved from the ashes of the uprisings over the past half-century and what these changes mean for the future of Washington's urban development. This talk complements the exhibition Community Policing in the Nation's Capital: The Pilot District Project, 1968–1973, which will be open prior to the program. 

1.5 LU (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH (LA CES)

$12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.
Damage map of 7th Street from the 1968 civil disturbance report.

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