EHS Annual Wyman Lecture (Past)

Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
Betty A. Barclay Community Room
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

How Edgewater Reversed Urban Decline

During the late 1970s, Edgewater’s Winthrop-Kenmore corridor had become a hotbed of crime, arson and overall urban decay. The effort to crack down on bad landlords and make the area a safe, affordable and welcoming environment was led by a recent graduate student in planning named Jack Markowski, who later became Chicago’s housing commissioner and the head of Chicago’s most active affordable housing lender.

Join EHS and Jack on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway, for a look back at one of Chicago’s most successful community rehabilitation efforts. The program is free and open to the public. Click here for a flyer.

This is an in-person event. We encourage those who are not vaccinated, may be immunocompromised, or may have family members who are immunocompromised, to wear a mask.