What Is Well-Being, Really? presented by Van Alen Institute

The discussion of well-being is growing stronger across fields such as design, policy, business, and the sciences, but are we all talking about the same thing? With competing definitions, rubrics, and objective and subjective markers to measure well-being, how can we build a shared conversation about what it means to enhance the quality of urban life?

Join us for a multidisciplinary exchange assembling a range of voices—including architects and planners, public health experts, sociologists, psychologists, philosophers and technologists—to interrogate the idea of well-being together. Drinks will be served after the conversation.

Conversation participants: Robert Richardson, Senior Director of Strategy, Control Group and Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Pratt Institute; Susan Saegert, Professor of Environmental Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center; Beth C. Weitzman, Vice Dean and Professor of Health and Public Policy, NYU Steinhardt; Claire Weisz, founding principal of WXY architecture + urban design; Sharon Zukin, Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Tickets: $7

This event is presented as part of Van Alen Institute’s Spring 2014 Events series running May 9-19th.

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Event Details:


  • When: 

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014
    07:00 pm

  • Where: 

    ISSUE Project Room
    22 Boerum Place
    Brooklyn, New York

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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