Alison Isenberg co-directs the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities. She is the author of Designing San Francisco: Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay (Princeton, 2017) and Downtown America: A History of the Place and the People Who Made It (Chicago, 2004). She is past president of the Society for American and Regional Planning History and former director of Princeton’s Program in Urban Studies. Her work has been recognized with awards from the Organization of American Historians, Mary Washington University, the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Her current research projects include a book on the antique Americana trade in the United States and a book and documentary film on 1960s unrest in Trenton, N.J.
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