Arts and Culture and City Revitalization

April 15, 2002 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Robert Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts

In dialogue with Saskia Sassen, Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology, the University of Chicago

How have arts and culture initiatives helped to revitalize struggling communities and make successful communities even stronger? What lessons can be gleaned for Chicago and its wide variety of neighborhood and communities? Robert Lynch heads Americans for the Arts, an arts information clearinghouse dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for Americans to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Saskia Sassen is one of the foremost theoreticians of globalization and the information society, with a particular interest in the global city.

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