Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago

GCI Comparative Urbanisms Lecture Series

"The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism"

Larry Bennett
Professor, Political Science
Director, Public Policy Program

DePaul University, Chicago

Thursday, January 27, 2011
3 - 4:30pm

In the first seminar of the Spring 2011 GCI Comparative Urbanisms Series, Professor Bennett will discuss his new book The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism, which examines a variety of Chicago literature, interprets the mayoralty of Richard M. Daley, and reconsiders one of Chicago’s core identities—the city of neighborhoods. This talk will focus on one of the book’s principal themes, Chicago's self-consciousness, and will further explore how this variously expressed local attribute often distorts our perception of the emergent Chicago.

Dr. Bennett’s research focuses on city planning, redevelopment, neighborhood issues, and contemporary Chicago politics.

Great Cities Institute, Suite 400 CUPPA Hall
412 South Peoria, Chicago, IL 60607
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