THE VINEGAR HILL PROJECT

 

URBAN RENEWAL, PUBLIC HOUSING, & THE POLITICS OF RACE AND PLACE
IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, 1945 to the Present

The Vinegar Hill Project is built around a research question: Can the thoughtful application of new technologies, informed by archival research and sustained civic engagement, reveal new understandings of urban renewal and its longterm impact on the health and welfare of a community?


This website provides a brief introduction to the history of Vinegar Hill; an overview of the collaboration among community residents, civic groups, and University of Virginia researchers; and links to current VisualEyes exhibits and previous Vinegar Hill/Race & Place research projects.

We welcome your comments.

 

Scot French and Bill Ferster

Project Directors, University of Virginia