Monday, September 16, 2013
Pharmacist: A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America
Vishaan Chakrabarti, Kenneth Frampton, Laurie Hawkinson, Reinhold Martin, Bernard Tschumi, and Gwendolyn Wright, GSAPP
“Let us form a truly urban coalition, one that binds the need for economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and social mobility with the one-stop shopping of transit-rich hyperdensity,” urges Vishaan Chakrabarti in his recently released A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America. In this conversation, voices from GSAPP consider the book’s call to transform the United States from a country of “highways, houses, and hedges” into one of “trains, towers, and trees” alongside notions of the public and private sector. In the quest for density, who builds? And, what biases are revealed? Finally, what will be required of professionals of tomorrow, and how should they prepare for the rapidly changing social and political landscape described within the book’s titular tract?
Organized by CURE. The Center for Urban Real Estate