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The BSA Urban Design Committee explores big ideas about cities. Planning, transit, landscape, policy and design are common themes of regular lectures, panels and discussions.

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Committee Chairs
Seth Riseman Assoc. AIA / sriseman@handelarchitects.com
Isabel Zempel / izempel@sasaki.com
The Urban Design Committee is part of the Urban Design Commission.

Updates

Do you have a dream for your community? Maybe it’s bike lanes, or a better transit system, or more outdoor cafes....
A panel discussion, moderated by Marty Jones, CEO of MassDevelopment.   Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:30 pm BSA Space,...
The BSA is launching a new program designed to engage local architects in early stage thinking about major urban design...
  Open Source Urbanism Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 6:30 pm at BSA Space Advances in place-based technologies promise to...
Joan Busquets BSA Space Thursday, May 8th, 2014 6:30 pm   Joan Busquets is Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and...
Helen Lochhead Thursday, April 17th at 6:30pm BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston   In the wake of Hurricane Sandy...
Featuring: Steve Miller, Trustees Collaborative for Boston Parks / Livable Streets Matt Kiefer, Trustees Collaborative for...
Kent Larson will be speaking at the BSA on March 6, 2014, as part of the UD Committee's 2014 lecture series. Kent...
                  Somervision: What makes a City Hip THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 6:...
Get urban—fast! Join the BSA’s Urban Design Committee for a holiday Pecha Kucha-inspired celebration. Twelve...

Past Events

May 24, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Housing Changing Cities: Toward more inclusive, intensive and connected neighborhoods in Boston and Cambridge Adding mixed-income housing is vital to...
April 20, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
(LA) Architecture that's Built to Heal: Promoting justice, ecology and human dignity A distinguished panel, moderated by ‎Jennifer Hrabchak...
October 27, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
In 2000, Dutch architectural critic and author Hans Ibelings wrote about Dutch Architecture, and Urbanism and its ability to design, create and...
September 22, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
New Trends in Chinese Urbanism The last two plus decades have generated vast new cityscapes in China as its economy has undergone explosive growth....
July 28, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Phytoremediation with Kate Kennen ASLA Can plants help remediate a site’s contaminants? Cost-effective phytoremediation can be an effective...
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