“Moving Toward Utopia” What Kind of City Lies Ahead?
A new concept of the city has emerged among contemporary urbanists. Architects and planners now frame the city not as a set of independently regulated functions but as a mesh of landscapes, spaces, and policies. Streets, paths, parks, and infrastructure are elements of a constantly shifting system that joins the particularities of place and overarching social goals. Building on the Fall 2009 “Rights of Way” symposium, “Moving Toward Utopia” addresses questions of power, health, equity, and ecology that confront and are fueled by new design strategies.
Tom Angotti, Hunter College, and author of New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate.
Nancy Levinson, writer, and editor of Places Journal at the designobserver.com.
William Menking, writer, and co-founder and editor-in-chief, The Architect's Newspaper.
Apr 14, 2010