Event: Great American City and the Future of Urban Studies

Please join us on March 1 for “Great American City and the Future of Urban Studies.”


Though published only a few months ago, it’s already clear that Robert J. Sampson’s Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect will rank among the most important works of urban studies in a generation. It’s the culmination of an extraordinary research project on Chicago’s neighborhoods and also a major theoretical statement about how to understand local life in a decidedly global age. Building off of a critical discussion in a recent Public Books forum, this conference presents urban scholars who will assess Sampson’s arguments and discuss the future of urban studies.

On Politics 1:00-2:45 pm 
Nicole Marwell, CUNY (Baruch School of Public Affairs)
John Mollenkopf, CUNY Graduate Center
Sharon Zukin, CUNY (Brooklyn College)
Moderator: Frederick Wherry, Columbia

On Neighborhoods 3:15-5:00 pm
Dalton Conley, NYU
Claude Fischer, UC Berkeley
John Goering, CUNY (Baruch School of Public Affairs)
Alford Young, U Michigan
Moderator: Patrick Sharkey, NYU

Concluding Conversation 5:15-6:15
Robert Sampson, Harvard
Sudhir Venkatesh, Columbia
Moderator: Eric Klinenberg, NYU

Reception: 6:15-7

This event is co-sponsored by Baruch College, School of Public Affairs & The Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University.

Friday Mar 01, 2013 |  1pm – 7pm

Where: 20 Cooper Square, 7th floor event space


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