People Building Better Cities: Cultivating Engaged and Inclusive Urban Practices

The ‘just ‘, ‘livable’, ‘decent’ and ‘accessible’ city are terms we often hear these days. People Building Better Cities looks at how citizens and the urban professions can work together to help make cities resilient, equitable, inclusive, smart and sustainable.

Over two sessions – on December 7th and December 11th – we will explore a number of key questions, and seek audience views on New York and other cities. What does it take to cultivate a successful, engaged, and inclusive practice among urban professionals? Where has this worked well? How do we learn from these professional and educational examples?

On December 7th, speakers from diverse and engaged practices will share their views on what the livable city means to them and and what they see as some of the big challenges. They will present examples of how the concept of inclusion shapes their own professional practices and thinking. What more needs to happen to ensure better cities?

Tobias Amborst, Assistant Professor of Art and Urban Studies, Vassar College, and Principal and Co-founder, Interboro Partners
Wendy Brawer, Founding Director, Green Map
Candy Chang, Artist, Civic Center, New Orleans
Miodrag Mitrasinovic, Associate Professor of Urbanism and Architecture, Parsons The New School for Design
Shin Pei Tsay, Research and Development Director, Transit Center

Anna Rubbo, Global Studio founder; Research Scholar, CSUD, Columbia University
Matthias Neumann, normaldesign

Organized by: Center for Architecture, Global Studio and CSUD, Columbia University

Price: Free for AIA members and students with a valid student ID; $10 non-members


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Saturday, December 7, 2013
    2:15 PM

  • Where: 

    Center for Architecture
    536 LaGuardia Place
    New York, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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