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Future of Urbanism

March 20, 2010 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Future of Urbanism

University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning will host a conference, Future of Urbanism, March 19 & 20, 2010. An international roster of speakers – academics and practitioners – will address some of the most critical issues facing our cities and their environs in six sessions, comprised of 15-minute segments and a panel discussion.

The speaker presentations are currently available on Taubman College’s YouTube site.

The presentations are free and open to the public.


Event Details

Friday, March 19, 2010
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Session: Just Cities
Session: Cities as Theaters for Conflict
Saturday, March 20, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session: Urban and Regional Ecologies
Session: MEGACITY / shrinking city
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Break (lunch provided)
1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Session: Urban Imaginary
Session: New Publics / New Public Spaces

Future of Urbanism was the 2nd conference in series of events that bring together international experts to provide insight and debate on design initiatives past, present and future. The other conferences include:


Future of Urbanism Presenters

Nadia Amoroso
Principal, Orange + Blue Consulting
Lecturer, University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Alan Berger
Founder, Director, P-REX (Project for Reclamation Excellence)
Associate Professor, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M. Christine Boyer
William R. Kenan Jr Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture

Benjamin Bratton
Director, Design Policy Program, California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology
Associate Professor of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

Marshall Brown
Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture

Teddy Cruz
Founder, Principal, Estudio Teddy Cruz
Professor in Public Culture, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

Dana Cuff
Director, cityLAB
Professor, Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles

Bryan Finoki
Author, Subtopia (Blog)
Senior Editor, Archinect
Adjunct, Woodbury University School of Architecture, San Diego

Joy Garnett
Independent artist, represented by Winkleman Gallery, New York
Visiting Artist/Visiting Professor of Art, Roger Williams University, School of Architecture, Art & Historic Preservation

Laurent Gutierrez
Cofounder of MAP Office (Hong Kong)
Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design

Jonathan Levine
Chair and Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Bart Lootsma
Professor, Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck
Guest Professor, University of Luxembourg

Myron Orfield
Executive Director, Institute on Race & Poverty, University of Minnesota
Professor, Law, University of Minnesota; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Christine Outram
Research Associate, SENSEable City Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Valerie Portefaix
Director and Cofounder of MAP Office (Hong Kong)
Visiting Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design

Michaele Pride
Associate Professor School of Architecture and Interior Design, University of Cincinnati

Chris Reed
Principal, Stoss Landscape Urbanism
Design Critic in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
Centennial Visiting Professor, London School of Economics

Edward Soja
Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, University of California Los Angeles

Kazys Varnelis
Director, Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Co-founder, AUDC

Alex Wall
Partner, UMNet; Professor, Urban Design, Institute for the Design of City and Landscape, Faculty of Architecture, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Jay Williams
Mayor, City of Youngstown, Ohio

Mabel Wilson
Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation

Jianfei Zhu
Associate Professor, University of Melbourne Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning


March 20, 2010
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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