Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue & the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age


Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:00pm


Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Speaker: Lizabeth Cohen, Harvard University

There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders).

Edward J. Logue was a giant of 20th-century East Coast urban redevelopment. From the 1950s through the 1980s, he worked to revive a declining New Haven, became the architect of the “New Boston,” led New York State’s Urban Development Corporation, and ended his career working to turn around the South Bronx. Prizewinning historian Lizabeth Cohen analyzes Logue’s complicated legacy in urban renewal as a dramatic story of heart- break and destruction, but also of human idealism and resourcefulness.

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