Revisiting a Trailblazing Text:

Robert Park and Ernest Burgess’s The City 


Panel discussion will explore the ongoing impact of this

seminal work on the field of urban studies

First published in 1925, The City is a trailblazing text in urban history, urban sociology, and urban studies.

Join us for this panel discussion on the work’s continuing relevance on the occasion of a new edition from The University of Chicago Press.

Learn more about why The City is still relevant today.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Regenstein Library, Room 122

1100 E. 57th Street

Chicago IL 60637

Reception opens at 5:00pm, followed by the panel discussion at 5:30pm.


Speakers on the panel include:

Luis Bettencourt, Pritzker Director, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation; Professor, Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago

Kathleen Cagney, Deputy Dean, Division of the Social Sciences; Professor, Sociology, University of Chicago

Nicole Marwell, Associate Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Robert J. Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University

Robert Vargas, Director, Violence, Law, and Politics Lab; Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Chicago


With an introduction by: 

Daniel DiermeierProvost and David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor at the Harris School and the College

Amanda Woodward, Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences and William S. Gray Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology