“The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” Screening & Panel Discussion

June 11, 2019
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Taylor Avenue Building, Doll & Hill, Medical Campus

Join the 2019 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program for a screening of the documentary The Pruitt-Igoe Myth and panel discussion to follow.

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home.


Bob Hansman, BFA, Associate Professor, Sam Fox School, Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement Faculty Fellow

Jason Purnell, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Brown School, Principal Investigator and Project Director, For the Sake of All,

Wei Liu, PhD Student, Sustainable Urbanism, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Deborah Salvo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Brown School

Alayna Patrick, MS, Operations Manager, North City Food Hub, 2017 IPH Summer Program Participant


4:30- 5:00pm   Check-in and dinner

5:00- 6:30pm   Documentary screening

6:30- 7:00pm   Panel discussion


Registration is required. A pizza dinner will be provided.


Directions & Parking

Directions to the Taylor Avenue Building are available here. We encourage visitors to take advantage of our close proximity to the Central West End station by utilizing public transportation.

Free, limited visitor parking is available in two-hour increments in the lot in front and back of the building. Do not park in Medex or patient spots. If the lots are full or your meeting is longer than 2 hours, please park in the Clayton Avenue Garage (Clayton and South Taylor Avenue – map Brown 62). Street parking is also available nearby.

Visit Google Maps for full directions.