Check out Andrew Busch (UT AMS PhD, 2011) give a talk on his 2017 book City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas (UNC) this Thursday, April 25th, at 6:30 P.M. The talk will be held at the Austin History Center at 810 Guadalupe Street. Details can be found at the History Center website.
Drawing from City in a Garden, Busch will consider Austin’s historical development through the twentieth century, and ask audience members to consider the social ramifications of sustainable urban development. Austin’s story helps us to understand the limits of liberal public policies as they apply to racial discrimination and segregation. The talk should be of interest to city planners, environmentalists, and people interested in Austin’s history and future. There will be ample time for a community discussion about the book as well as about Austin’s contemporary development. Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.