#Jane’s Walk CHICAGO: Hyde Park North / The Legacy of Urban Renewal

The 1950s and 1960s in Hyde Park were fraught with fear and uncertainty about the future of the neighborhood.  Buildings were deteriorating, “undesirables” were moving in, and people were worried that Hyde Park was on its way to becoming a slum.  The University considered the threat so great that it even (briefly) considered moving out of Hyde […]

Why urban history matters

With thanks to my grad school colleague @Chuck Wolfe, I couldn’t have said this better myself! It applies as much to Chicago as it does to Edinburgh… “In the end, the historical perspective presented here raises interesting questions about the nature of urban change, and how a global economy integrates with an evolving urban artifact. […]