Thursday, October 25, 2012
URBANISM(S): Sustainable Cities for One Planet
November 9-10, 2012
URBANISM(S): Sustainable Cities for One Planet is part of a series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Master of Urban Design program in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Founded by Fumihiko Maki and Roger Montgomery in 1961, the program is the second oldest in the nation. Alumni are now at major planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design practices around the world.
The intent of the symposium is to discuss and debate the future of urban design education and practice in a rapidly urbanizing world—a world that is increasingly socially complex, economically integrated, and challenged by vast shifts in natural resources. Architect Thom Mayne will deliver the keynote lecture, which will include work from his recently published book Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form. Other speakers such as Teddy Cruz, Michael Sorkin, Chris Reed, Ken Greenberg, Laurie Palmer, Peter Trummer, Mitesh Dixit, Felipe Correa, Douglas Voigt, Eric Zencey, Nan Ellin, Eric Mumford, Gale Fulton, and John Hoal will participate in sessions focused on a wide range of current topics in global urbanism and sustainable cities.
All sessions during the two-day symposium, including a closing reception, are free and open to the public, but we request that you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.