Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7:00 pm on Zoom
Matthew Lasner, Ph.D., interviewed by Harvey Smith
Catherine Bauer (later Catherine Bauer Wurster) was an important American advocate for affordable, quality public housing. Following a brief annual business meeting, the program will begin with a brief video presentation by Barbara Penner on the life of Catherine Bauer Wurster. Matthew Lasner, in conversation with Harvey Smith, will explore Bauer’s early work as author of Modern Housing, explore her key role as the author of the 1937 Federal Housing Act, her contributions while at UC Berkeley, and her relevance today. Q & A from audience will follow.
Matthew Lasner studies the history and theory of the built environment, with primary focus on housing and urban (and suburban) form in the U.S. He is a founding editor of PLATFORM, a website dedicated to the built environment, and Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College, CUNY.