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19 Oct
1 Washington place Room 527
Oct 19, 2023 | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM


[Urban Democracy Lab] Gaming a Difficult History: The Cross Bronx Expressway Board Game

Join the Urban Democracy Lab and Gallatin Alum Luis Aguasviva to experience the conflicting incentives and complex factors shaping urban life and together determine the fate of the Bronx.

Cross Bronx Expressway is a game about the social and economic processes that created this scene in the South Bronx and the impacts they had on the local population during the second half of the 20th Century.

Coming out of the Second World War, infrastructure projects reshaped the entire City. The game offers an engaging way to learn about the recent history of American cities, as exemplified by Jane Jacobs' pivotal work The Death and Life of Great American Cities, simulated through the case study of the South Bronx.

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