Past Event

Neighborhood Development/Citizen Participation and Chicago's World's Fairs

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Saturday, September 29, 1984 – 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street


The fifth program in the series: The 1992 World's Fair Forums, developed to provide a historical and cultural background for fair planning and a public forum for exploring current fair issues. Presented by the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University.

Three experts on Chicago neighborhoods discuss the influence of the city's past fairs on the development of the surrounding communities, the possible impact of the 1992 fair on the adjacent residential areas, and citizen involvement in fair decision making.

  • Scott Bernstein, Director, Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Henry Binford, PhD, Department of History, Northwestern University
  • William Peterman, PhD, Director, The Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement

Also on the discussion panel, Carol Moseley Braun, State Representative, 25th District; Fred Fine, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago; and Adele White, Chair, 2 on '92, member, Concerned Citizens for the Development of our Community (CCDOC).

Forum moderated by John J. Egan, Director, Office of Human Relations and Ecumenism, Archdiocese of Chicago.

Partially funded by Illinois Humanities Council. Assistance provided by the City of Chicago Department of Special Events, the Joyce Foundation, and individual contributors.