Like a Good Neighbor

Until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Eric Klinenberg. Then, he was front stage and center of a news story that mesmerized me and now, I’m stalking him.

Dr. Klinenberg is a professor of Urban Studies, Culture and Media at New York University. In 2003, he wrote the book Heatwave, detailing the 1995 Chicago summer temperature surge and the severe distress that it created in the communities there. More than 700 lives were lost that July due to extreme heat and poor response.

Chicago Neighbors via flickr.com/photos/gnas/2546442759/

Chicago Neighbors via flickr.com/photos/gnas/2546442759/

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