Urban Studies Fall Lecture

Urban development

Friday, September 15, 2017
2:00 pm
UWM Greene Hall

Please join us for the Urban Studies Fall Lecture to be held on Friday, September 15 in Greene Hall from 2-3pm. Our speaker is Dr. Rachel Weber, and the title of her talk is: “When and Why Do We Overbuild? Lessons from Chicago.”

Dr. Rachel Weber is a Professor of Urban Planning and Policy and a Faculty Fellow at the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her latest book, From Boom to Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2015) received the 2017 Best Book in Urban Affairs award from the Urban Affairs Association. She will present the main arguments from her recent book on the “financialization” of urban development.

A reception will follow the talk.

This event is free and open to the public.

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