In this project, I will examine many of the concepts related to urban life we have discussed in our online learning environment through the lens of one neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.
After a brief review of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn's historical evolution, I will examine its changing demographic makeup and economic fortunes from the post-World War II era through the most recent decennial census, and also consider broadly a mega-project located within its borders—the Atlantic Yards project—from the standpoint of community activism and local residents' reactions.
Fig. A. Barclay Center, a mix-use, 19,000-seat arena that is the cornerstone of the Atlantic Yards project. Photo: Joe Schulz