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2013 Spring MI+SPIA Lecture Series: “Corridor of Cool: A Tale of Washington’s U Street” by Blair Ruble

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

2013 Spring MI+SPIA Lecture Series: “Corridor of Cool:...

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Washington DC’s U Street has become a symbol for the city’s remarkable turn-around from symbol of urban failure to frontrunner of contemporary urban growth.  The story is more complex than it might seem at first glance.  Was U Street in fact a failure a half century ago?  How deep does the neighborhood’s revitalization run?  To answer that question, Blair Ruble, author of Washington’s U Street: A Biography, will recount the history of the U Street community from its origins during the Civil War up to the “gentrification” of today.  In doing so, he will explore the meaning of U Street for the city and the nation at large.

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Virginia Tech Research Center, East/West Falls Church Room
900 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22203

Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)


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MI+SPIA is a joint research venture between the Metropolitan Institute of Virginia Tech and Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs.

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