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Rebuilding the American City: Author Conversation

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Urban redevelopment in the United States can be neither easy nor quick. Spearheaded by architects, urban designers, planners, academics, and public officials, redevelopment requires a delicate alignment of goals, leadership, and advocacy to meet the challenges of achieving livable, sustainable, and equitable cities.

Join David Gamble AIA and Patty Heyda, authors of the new book Rebuilding the American City: Design and Strategy for the 21st Century Urban Core (Routledge, 2015), as they highlight 15 urban design and planning projects that have been catalysts for their respective downtowns. Implemented during the start of the 21st century, the projects embody not just a period marked by a renewed interest in cities, but also by social, economic, and environmental challenges. Landscape practices are leading the discourse about natural systems and landscape architects are increasingly being called upon to resolve large scale urban design and planning challenges.

Co-sponsored by the BSLA and organized by the BSA Urban Design Committee, this discussion will feature an introduction by Alex Krieger, Professor of Urban Design at Harvard GSD and principal at NBBJ, and will be followed by a light reception. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

This event coincides with a small exhibition of the same name Mapping Rebuilding the American City, on view March 24 through April 29 at BSA Space.

For those who qualify, 2 LUs are available

David Gamble AIA is a principal at Gamble Associates in Cambridge and a lecturer in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard GSD.

Patty Heyda is an Assistant Professor of Urban Design and Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.