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An Evening with Chicago Author Ben Austen
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Members & guests–$30. (Cost includes a signed copy of the book, barbeque dinner, and presentation). Registration deadline: July 20. To register, please click here or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.
The Cabrini-Green housing complex at the edge of the Lincoln Park neighborhood inspired television shows, rap songs, and a slew of urban myths. But did its construction and demolition provide any answers to better housing the poor or creating more affordable urban housing?
In his acclaimed new book, High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing, Chicago writer Ben Austen dissects in a novelistic and eye-opening narrative the life and death of the iconic public housing complex. Join us as Austen discusses Cabrini-Green, the history and present Near North Side and what changes to the neighborhood mean for affordable housing, development, and Chicago’s future. A ticket includes a book, a barbeque dinner and Austen’s presentation followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.
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