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Reframing Urban Renewal

  • Fullerton Center for Culture and History 297 Grand Street Newburgh, NY 12550 (map)

This talk will provide an overview of the historical narrative and foundation for urban renewal in the Hudson Valley. Brief powerpoint presentations will compare what happened in Poughkeepsie, Peekskill, Kingston, and Newburgh, as well as discuss urban renewal in Albany. The panelists will reveal how the urban renewal story has focused on larger cities and ignored the overweight effect on smaller cities. Lastly, panelists will discuss how the social narrative of urban renewal has largely been marginalized, but is now being reshaped and activated by artists/activists who are assigning and finding meaning in contested cityscapes - particularly in places still grappling with urban renewal legacy effects.

Featured panelists include Ben Schulman of Newburgh Packet, David Hochfelder and Anne Pfau of 98 Acres and University of Albany, and artist, academic, and author of “Contested City,” Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani.

Sunday, April 7, 2018 at 3pm-5pm
The Fullerton Center
297 Grand Street, Newburgh NY 12550

Free and open to the public
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This event is done in collaboration with Dept of Small Interventions, The Fullerton Center and Binnacle Books- a community bookstore in the Hudson Valley.