Steven T. Moga (Smith College), “Urban Lowlands: A History of Neighborhoods, Poverty and Planning” (Yale Environmental History)

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: See map
Event description: 
On Wednesday, March 3, historian Steven T. Moga (Associate Professor in Landscape Studies at Smith College) will join us over Zoom to discuss his recently published book: Urban Lowlands: A History of Neighborhoods, Poverty, and Planning (University of Chicago Press, 2020). Moga’s book reveals how physical and policy-driven containment and distinct lowland geographies have contributed to economic dispossession and social discrimination against residents in four U.S. neighborhoods: Harlem Flats in New York City, Black Bottom in Nashville, Swede Hollow in Saint Paul, and the Flats in Los Angeles.
The event will begin with a brief discussion between Moga and Charlotte Leib, Ph.D. Student in History, before opening up for audience questions and a discussion. A chapter from Urban Lowlands will be pre-circulated to registrants prior to the event.
Open to Yale affiliates. Registration required.