Nov. 7, 1996
Vol. 16, No. 5

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    Levi memorial service Nov. 16

    A memorial service for Julian H. Levi (Ph.B.'29, J.D.'31), a former University faculty member and the first director of the South East Chicago Commission, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Mayor Daley, Trustee Jay Pritzker and the Rev. Arthur Brazier will be among the speakers.

    Levi died Oct. 16 at his home in San Francisco. He was 87.

    A leading expert on stabilizing racially changing neighborhoods, Levi shaped many of the nation's urban policies and saved the Hyde Park area around the University from urban decay.

    In 1952, he was appointed Executive Director of the newly created South East Chicago Commission to plan and implement the urban renewal of Hyde Park. During the time he worked on the Hyde Park project, Levi was named assistant to then-University Chancellor Lawrence Kimpton. In 1963, he was appointed Professor of Urban Studies. He left Chicago in 1980 to join Hastings College of Law at the University of California-San Francisco, where he was an active member of the faculty at the time of his death.