A Right To The City Author Talk Series: Susanna Schaller

Sat Nov 16, 2pm–4pm
Presented by: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Venue: Mt Pleasant Library
Tickets · Free with RSVP
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Susanna Schaller talks about her book Business Improvement Districts and the Contradictions of Placemaking: BID Urbanism in Washington, D.C. The “livable city,” the “creative city,” and more recently the “pop-up city” have become pervasive monikers that identify a new type of urbanism that has sprung up globally, produced and managed by the business improvement district and known colloquially by its acronym, BID. With this case study, Schaller draws on more than fifteen years of research to present a direct, focused engagement with both the planning history that shaped Washington, D.C.’s landscape and the intricacies of everyday life, politics, and planning practice as they relate to BIDs. 

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