National Building Museum

The Legacy of Urban Renewal

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Southwest Washington, D.C.

A city leader, a planner, and an historian discuss the long-term impact of mid-century urban renewal in D.C.’s Southwest quadrant and explore how othercities have learned from past large-scale developments. This program coincideswith the publication Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics and the Building of Modern Philadelphia by Greg Heller, interim president & CEO of American Communities Trust, who is one of our panelists and who will sign copies of the
book after the program. Other panelists include Eugenie L. Birch, co-director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Lionel Lynch, principal, HR&A Advisors (moderator), and Anthony A. Williams, chief executive officer and executive director, Federal City Council and former Mayor Washington, DC (1999-2007). This program is presented in partnership with the Urban Land Institute Washington and the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

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

$12 NBM & ULI Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Photo: Southwest Washington, D.C. looking toward the Capitol, 1939. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.


Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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