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Cities Remixed: Urban Design for an Urban Century book talk

February 27, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public; Books will be on sale at the event
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Cities Remixed: Urban Design for an Urban Century book talk

As markets shift, environmental considerations evolve, neighborhoods gentrify, and data and technology upend everything, the design of cities has gained new importance and taken on new complexity. Join David Dixon FAIA, and Lance Jay Brown FAIA, for an open discussion on the evolving role of urban planning and design in a time of dramatic change. Using their 2014 book Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities as a springboard for discussion, Lance and David will paint a picture of the forces dramatically shaping cities and offer a glimpse of where today’s trends and approaches may take cities over the next 20 years.

About the Authors:

Lance Jay Brown FAIA, DPACSA, is the principal of Lance Jay Brown Architecture + Urban Design in NYC, Fellow of the Institute for Urban Design, and ACSA Distinguished Professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY where he served as Chair and Director.  He was  also appointed 2014 President of the AIA New York Chapter. He is a recipient of the prestigious AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education and recently, has been honored with local and national awards for his Post-Sandy work. Brown teaches, lectures, and consults nationally and internationally.

David Dixon FAIA, leads Stantec’s multidisciplinary Urban Places Group. He writes and speaks regularly about the rapid changes reshaping America’s cities and suburbs and has led key planning efforts in Greater Boston. In 2007 David received the AIA's Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture for “a lifetime of…significant achievement in [creating]…livable neighborhoods, vibrant civic spaces, and vital downtowns.” Before joining Stantec, David founded and led Goody Clancy’s planning and urban design practice, which was the third firm to receive APA’s national Excellence in Planning Award. 

Image: E.C. Perez via Flickr.