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Author Series: I Want to be Metropolitan

March 27, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: members free; $10 nonmembers; all must register
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Author Series: I Want to be Metropolitan

BSA Space Author Series features talented writers discussing their recent publications in the areas of architecture, design and the built environment. Hear authors read from their works, and engage in a dialogue with the author and other audience members. Copies of the publications will be available for sale and signing.

In an era where there are more than 400 cities with a population of over 1 million, the term “metropolis” can seem outdated. I Want to be Metropolitan is an urban and architectural case study of Boston that introduces the idea of the “mini-metropolis.” Although smaller than the quintessential metropolis that is New York, these “mini-metropolises” still have a high quality of built environments. While current discussions on urbanism focus mainly on cities with extreme conditions related to density, congestion, and fast growth, I Want to be Metropolitan intends to create a dialogue that addresses the missing topics in urbanism for smaller, more stable urban centers like Boston.

Advance registration required.