The Housing Act of 1949 and Beyond: The Evolution of Urban Redevelopment in Boston

Tuesday, November 3rd, 6:30 pm

@ The West End Museum

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Alexander Von Hoffman

Alexander Von Hoffman

Dr. Alexander von Hoffman; author, senior research fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies and lecturer at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University; will will present a timely examination of urban redevelopment in Boston, which complements the Museum’s current exhibit, Dewey Defeats Truman/The Housing Act of 1949. Dr. von Hoffman has published numerous articles on the subject of urban history and neighborhoods in the Atlantic Monthly, New York Times and Boston Globe in addition to authoring House by House, Block by Block: The Rebirth of America’s Urban Neighborhoods and Local Attachments: The Making of an American Urban Neighborhood, 1850 to 1920. His current project is a history of low-income housing policy in the United States.

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