March 28, 2017 6:00pm — 7:30pm

Winter 2017 Speaker Series
with Brad Hunt, PhD

Understanding Chicago's Planning History using the Chicago Collections Consortium


Join us to hear from Brad Hunt, who will speak on little-known aspects of the history of city planning in Chicago, drawing on the breadth and depth of resources available through the Chicago Collections Consortium and EXPLORE Chicago Collections.  Hunt is the co-author of Planning Chicago (American Planning Association, 2013).

D. Bradford Hunt is the Vice President for Research and Academic Programs at the Newberry. He is the co-author, with Jon B. DeVries, of Planning Chicago (American Planning Association Planners Press, 2013), which examines urban planning initiatives in Chicago since the 1950s. His history of the Chicago Housing Authority, entitled Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing (University of Chicago Press, 2009), won the Lewis Mumford Prize from the Society of American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) for the best book in North American Planning History in 2008-09. He will serve as president of SACRPH in 2018-19. Prior to the Newberry, he was a vice provost and dean at Roosevelt University, where he was also professor of social science and history. He received his PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and his BA from Williams College.


WHERE: The Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall - 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

WHEN: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

WHO: This event is FREE and open to the public; no registration required


Presented by Chicago Collections in collaboration with The Newberry Library, a Founding Member of Chicago Collections Consortium.