Lecture: "Activists in City Hall: The Progressive Response to the Reagan Era in Boston and Chicago"

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Pierre Clavel is Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. His research and writing has been on planning, administration, and politics with particular application to regionalism and nationalism in Appalachia and Wales and then applied to progressive cities like Hartford, Cleveland, Berkeley, Santa Monica, Burlington, Chicago, and Boston; and community development in Youngstown, Ohio, and Maine.

Current projects include an archived collection and webpages on progressive cities and neighborhood planning. Clavel was director of Cornell's Progressive Planning Summer Program from 1979–83, several times director of graduate studies, and department chair from 2001–04.

Clavel studied planning at the University of North Carolina, where he received his MRP degree in 1959. He practiced with Blair and Stein Associates in New England and Upstate New York and received his PhD at Cornell in 1966. Prior to Cornell, Clavel taught at the University of Puerto Rico.

Lecture is co-hosted by the School of Public Policy, School of City and Regional Planning, and the Architecture Library.


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