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Lydia Otero Discusses Urban Renewal In Tucson (presentation & book-signing)


Date: October 13, 2012

Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location:   44 N. Stone Ave. (Corner of Stone Ave. & Pennington St.)

Contact: Gabrielle Sykes-Casavant

Description:

UA Downtown Open House Featuring Lydia Otero
44 N. Stone Ave. (Corner of Stone Ave. & Pennington St.)
Saturday, October 13 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Join the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA), the UA Institute of the Environment, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the University Libraries, and the UA BookStores for a special monthly event coinciding with Tucson’s 2nd Saturdays downtown. Learn how these campus partners are collaborating at the UA Downtown campus (UAD) to create an urban laboratory for the development and evaluation of design and planning strategies, while helping to revitalize downtown Tucson.

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lydia Otero, associate professor of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, will host an informal presentation and discussion of the impact of urban renewal on Tucson's Mexican American community. Her book, La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwest City (University of Arizona Press, 2010) will be available at the University of Arizona BookStores branch at UAD for purchase and book-signing throughout the evening.