Urban Films: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home. Directed by Chad Freidrichs.

Part of the Urban Planning Film Series: a mostly-weekly series showing documentary and feature films on topics related to cities, urbanism, design, community development, ecology, and other planning issues. Special guest: Professor Brent Ryan, MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning.  This feature co-sponsored by the Boston Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC--Boston), the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC), and the Mel King Institute for Community Building (MKI).