UofM | Future of Urbanism

University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning will host a conference, Future of Urbanism, March 19 & 20, 2010. An international roster of speakers – academics and practioners – will address some of the most critical issues facing our cities and their environs in six sessions, comprised of 15-minute segments and a panel discussion.

Event details:
Friday, March 19, 2010: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 20, 2010: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Rackham Auditorium
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109

Speakers include:

Alan Berger
Founder, Director, P-REX (Project for Reclamation Excellence); Associate Professor, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Benjamin Bratton
Director, California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology; Associate Professor of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

Marshall Brown
Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture

Teddy Cruz
Founder, Principal, Estudio Teddy Cruz; Associate Professor, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

Dana Cuff
Principal, Community Design Associates; Professor, Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles

Bryan Finoki
Author, Subtopia (Blog); Lecturer, Woodbury University School of Architecture

Joy Garnett
Independent artist, represented by Winkleman Gallery, New York; Visiting Artist/Visiting Professor of Art, Roger Williams University, School of Architecture, Art & Historic Preservation

Laurent Gutierrez
Cofounder of MAP Office (Hong Kong); Associate Professor The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design

Jonathan Levine
Chair and Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Bart Lootsma
Professor, Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck; Guest Professor, University of Luxembourg

Christian Nold
Founder and Creative Director, Softhook Design; Professor, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

Myron Orfield
Executive Director, Institute on Race & Poverty, University of Minnesota; Professor, Law, University of Minnesota; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Megan Owens
Executive Director, Transit Riders United, Detroit

Valerie Portefaix
Director and Cofounder of MAP Office (Hong Kong)

Michaele Pride
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

Christopher Reed
Founder, Principal, Stoss Landscape Urbanism; Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University; Centennial Visiting Professor, London School of Economics

Kazys Varnelis
Director, Architecture Lab, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Co-founder, AUDC

Alex Wall
Partner, UMNet; Professor, Urban Design, Institute for the Design of City and Landscape, Faculty of Architecture, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Mabel Wilson
Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation

Dr. Jianfei Zhu
Associate Professor, University of Melbourne

Look for more speakers and event information after break!

The speaker presentations will be available on Taubman College’s YouTube site in April.

Future of Urbanism is the 2nd conference in a series of events that brings together international experts to provide insight and debate on design initiatives past, present and future. The other conferences include:

Future of Design Fall 2009
Future of Technology Fall 2010
Future of History Winter 2011

Categories: Academia, Meetings, Networks, Urban Planning, Workshops


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