Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect

Sponsors: Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn Department of Criminology, Urban Studies Program
| Stiteler Hall, 208 S. 37th St., Room B-26

Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences and Director of the Social Sciences Program at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will discuss his latest book, Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect. Based on one of the most ambitious studies in the history of social science, Great American City argues that communities still matter. Even national crises cannot halt the impact of place, Sampson finds, as he analyzes the consequences of the Great Recession and its aftermath, bringing his magisterial study up to the fall of 2010.

Part of our 2012 Public Conversation Series: Criminalizing the City