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Schiavone, Joel, 2005 March 8

 Part of Collection
Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001

Scope and Contents

Joel Schivaone, born in New York, is a New Haven developer. He describes his work on various downtown projects since the 1970s and his impressions of what makes downtown areas functional, safe, and exciting. He talks about the change he's noticed over the years in New Haven's downtown arts and shopping districts, comparing them to those in other urban cities. In particular, he describes the architectural visions, strengths, and problems of the construction, maintenance, and marketing of the New Haven Coliseum. He discusses New Haven's developing downtown districts, such as Long Wharf, the Arts District, Chapel Street and Dwight Street. He weighs the roles of for-profit and non-profit corporations and activities on urban development, describing his take on the importance of a strong financial relationship between facilities and their corporate sponsors. He discusses the role of a Coliseum arena in the development of a downtown district. He compares New Haven's now-demolished Coliseum with those in both small urban cities, such as Hartford, and larger metropolises, such as New York City and San Francisco. He discusses past and present projects to revitalize New Haven neighborhoods and districts and gives his interpretation of their strengths and weaknesses.

Interviewer: Clemente, Jean

Length (min): 50


  • 2005 March 8

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1 Computer Files (.wav)

1:40:20 Duration (HH:MM:SS.mmm)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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