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A Social History of the South End
Sunday, June 17, 2012 from 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM (EDT)
Join People’s Tours for an exploration of the effects of the South End’s long tradition of community activism and the neighborhood’s changing demographics on its physical character over the years. Many notable landmarks, including the Tent City and Villa Victoria housing developments as well as Southwest Corridor Park, were conceived and developed in direct response to community protest movements against drastic redevelopment plans in the middle of the last century. How do these past neighborhood challenges and successes still resonate in the present day?
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Common Boston (commonboston.org) Is a volunteer organization and committee of the Boston Society of Architects. Our Mission is to open up Boston in celebration of architecture and design in our neighborhoods, generating dialogue between designers and the public to create a more sustainable, equitable, creative, and inspiring urban environment.
During Common Boston Week 2013: May 30 - June 09 we will explore Boston through open tours, interactive events and discussion forums.
Most events are free and open to the public.