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Amy Howard, February 11, 2010

Amy Howard is a professor of American Studies at the University of Richmond where she also directs the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement. Prof. Howard will explore the history of the Ping Yuen public housing project in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Ping Yuen’s location, faux Chinese architectural design, and tenant population of Chinese Americans defy the stereotypical image of public housing and demonstrate the importance of community ties between project residents and the surrounding district. Her visit to the IAS was organized by the Design, Architecture, and Culture Group of Quadrant and cosponsored by Asian American Studies.

Also available as a video download (.flv – 129.6 MB) or as an audio file (.mp3 – 54.0 MB).

You can also watch Prof. Howard’s presentation at the IAS, Pagodas and Public Housing: Reexamining the “Projects” in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

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