Professional Practice

The City That Never Was: Urbanization after the Bubble

Date: 2/22/2013 - 2/22/2013

Type: Events

Location(s): New York


The Architectural League is pleased to announce "The City That Never Was: Urbanization after the Bubble," a one-day symposium that uses the current economic and housing crisis in Spain as a lens to reconsider how planners, designers, politicians, and financiers conceive of and realize large-scale contemporary urbanization and settlement.

This symposium will use the situation in Spain as a point of departure for challenging the increasingly generic strategies upon which contemporary urban planning and design rely in both established and emerging economies. The event will be organized through four primary themes — infrastructure, waste, landscape, and instant urbanism – in order to explore new possibilities for how future patterns of urbanization can be conceived, financed, planned, deployed, and inhabited.

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Speakers include:

  • Iñaki Abalos, Abalos+Sentkiewicz arquitectos
  • Dominique Alba, director, Atelier Parisien DʼUrbanisme
  • Enric Batlle, Batlle I Roig arquitectes
  • William Braham, associate professor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rania Ghosn, assistant professor of Architecture, University of Michigan
  • Llàtzer Moix, culture editor, La Vanguardia
  • Chris Reed, ASLA, Stoss Landscape Urbanism
  • Byron Stigge, Level Infrastructure
  • Willie Van den Broek, Wageningen UR
  • James Von Klemperer, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • Daniel Zarza, professor of Urban Planning, University of Alcalá.

“The City That Never Was” is organized, in cooperation with the Architectural League, by Christopher Marcinkoski and Javier Arpa.

Symposium: The City That Never Was Date: Friday, February 22, 2013.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Scholastic Building, 557 Broadway, New York Subway: N/R Prince Street; BDMQ, Broadway-Lafayette; 6 Bleecker Street
Admission: $30; $15 for students and Architectural League members; half-day tickets are available for $20 and $10
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