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THE GOOD CITY: BURTON HEIGHTS IN IMAGE AND WORD

Febuary 27 - March 14, 2003

This comprehensive collection of documentary text and images is the collaborative project of the Burton Heights community, Professor Debra Rienstra’s English 101 class, and senior photography student Melissa Keeley.
Burton Heights, a Grand Rapids neighborhood that has experienced dramatic ethnographic changes throughout the past decade, provides a concrete example for exploring the question “What is the Good City?” Through quotes and photography, The Good City: Burton Heights in Image and Word/La Buena Ciudad: Burton Heights en Imagen y Palabra reveals both the visions and realities of the Burton Heights community in relation to the ideals of the Good City. All text will appear in Spanish and English.

 

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