Posts tagged with 'preservation'

The Fragmented City: Politics of Urban Preservation in Beijing, Paris, and Chicago

Yue Zhang, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UIC

The research examines the policy processes of urban preservation in Beijing, Paris, and Chicago from the 1950s to the present. It demonstrates that urban preservation has drifted away from a cultural concern, but has become a strategic device employed by different political, social, and market actors to fulfill their distinct and occasionally contradictory goals. The fragmented political structure in cities further shapes the interactions of different actors and creates various patterns of urban preservation.

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The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Lawrence Rothfield, University of Chicago

Rothfield will discuss his new book, out from the University of Chicago Press in April 2009.

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Do You Have the Right to Destroy That Which is Yours?

Presenter: Lior Strahilevitz, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Law School

View Lior Strahilevitz's paper: "The Right to Destroy"

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Building on the Past: Landmarks Policy and Urban Development

Panelists including architects, urban planners, economists, policy analysts and activists discussed questions of landmarks policy and key Chicago cases including Soldier Field and South Michigan Avenue historic district.

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Contingent Valuation Applied to Historic Preservation: Special Issues

Robert Kling, Department of Economics, Colorado State University


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