Join us for the first lecture in our Spring 2017 Lecture Series at Woodbury School of Architecture. Architect Vishaan Chakrabarti, founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and Associate Professor of Practice at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP), will lecture on “Mobilism: Architecture and the Public Metropolis” at our San Diego campus on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
Chakrabarti’s highly acclaimed book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America (Metropolis Books, 2013), argues that a more urban United States would result in a more prosperous, sustainable, joyous, and socially mobile nation. Of the book, the Toronto Globe and Mail wrote: “In the world of urbanism and planning, there’s been a barrage of recent books on similar themes…but Mr. Chakrabarti has written maybe the most useful one, a polemic in favor of city living that makes the stakes clear.” Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradlee named A Country of Cities one of the top ten books of 2013 in the Huffington Post.
Chakrabarti has been a guest on The Charlie Rose show, MSNBC’s The Cycle, NY1, NPR, WNYC, and has been profiled in The New York Times and The Financial Times. He has lectured widely across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In April, 2014, the New York Times published his Op Ed, “America’s Urban Future.”
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