Why Don’t American Cities Burn? Book Talk with Michael Katz

Why Don’t American Cities Burn? Book Talk with Michael Katz

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 5:30pm

Michael Katz’s new book, Why Don’t American Cities
Burn, starts with the story of Robert Monroe who was killed in a dispute
over five dollars. For Katz, the incident exemplified the marginalization,
social isolation, and indifference that plague American
cities. Join Katz, Penn IUR Faculty Fellow and the Walter H.
Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, as he shares
insights into the newest book in Penn IUR and Penn Press’s book series, “The
City in the 21st Century.” Co-sponsors: Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn
History Department, and Penn Press.

Location: 
Living Room of the Inn at Penn