6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (EDT)


  • Grimshaw Architects
  • 637 West 27th Street
  • New York
  • New York

On Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 6:30 pm, please join the Harvard Alumni Architecture and Urban Society for a conversation focused on the history of urban transformation and gentrification in late 20th century New York City.  Brian Goldstein, assistant professor of architectural history at Swarthmore College and author of The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle Over Harlem,  and Suleiman Osman, associate professor of American Studies at George Washington University and author of The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn: Gentrification and the Search for Authenticity in Postwar New York, will present some of the research that went into their publications and join in conversation with Lizabeth Cohen, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Harvard University.  The discussion will be followed by a reception with complimentary drinks and light snacks.

BothBooksThe Harvard Alumni Architectural and Urban Society (HAAUS) is a shared interest group for the extended Harvard community. Our mission is to promote design as a driver for positive social change, environmental sustainability and economic growth by providing a platform for discourse and lifelong learning for members of the Harvard community engaged in shaping the future of the built environment.

HAAUS provides a platform for the architectural, real estate and planning communities to connect, bringing together industry leaders, emerging professionals and students. We are committed to fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and building professional relationships.

HAAUS organizes panels discussions, organizes lectures, offers architectural tours, and hosts networking events for alumni, students,faculty and their friends from all Harvard schools.