Lost Rondout, a 69-minute documentary directed and produced by Lynn Woods and Stephen Blauweiss, chronicles how a federally funded 1960s urban renewal project devastated the waterfront district of Kingston, New York, a microcosm of the urban destruction that occurred all over America with particularly devastating consequences for small cities. Nearly 500 buildings were destroyed, and thousands of people were displaced.

Graduate School of Architecture
at Columbia University in the Upper West Side is hosting a screening of the documentary today with a conversation following the film. Lynn Woods and journalist Ben Schulman will discuss urban renewal in the Hudson Valley. March 5 at 6:30, Free admission.

Also, be sure to check my recent walking exploration of Kingston and subscribe to my Culture Agenda email.