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The Battle for Lincoln Park

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Who did you displace when you moved to your neighborhood? Who is a neighborhood for, and who gets to decide? Daniel Kay Hertz’s The Battle of Lincoln Park: Urban Renewal and Gentrification in Chicago (Belt Publishing, 2018) will walk us through the struggle and costs of transforming a red-lined, ‘blighted’ community into a gentrified one of upper middle-class privilege. Who pays the price as neighborhoods on the periphery of upscale communities are displaced? Hertz focuses on the 1960s and the impact of Chicago’s efforts to bring the middle class and tax revenue back to the city from the suburbs. Our multiple presenters include author Hertz; a DePaul historian and its architect of change; a then Alderman; a former resident, and Dr. John Bentacur of UIC who has studied the impact of gentrification on Lincoln Park. We hope that OLLI members who were residents of Lincoln Park in the 1960s will share their own stories.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Barbara Reynolds2.Sydnye Cohen 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/9/2020 - 7/30/2020 Weekly - Thu 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Sydnye Cohen  ; Barbara Reynolds  ClassRoom