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Tue 12.03.2013

Exhibition Opening | People Building Better Cities

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

Where: At The Center   

Join our People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization (PBBC) Exhibition Opening.

People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization is a traveling exhibition that aims to exchange knowledge, build networks, and promote dialogue on the challenges of inclusive urbanization. In 2013 PBBC has been shown in Bangkok, Beijing, Chennai, Cincinnati, Delhi, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Nairobi, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai and Sydney. While the exhibition focus is on developing countries, it speaks to urban issues in developed countries such as inequality, public participation in city making, and climate change.

Building on the work of Global Studio, an international educational program initiated in 2005, the exhibition documents community-driven projects that share a common goal in India, South Africa, Bangladesh, Asia and the USA: the promotion of inclusive urbanization to improve the lives of the urban poor through participatory design and planning. PBBC also presents an innovative approach to the education of urban professionals, and suggests a model for urban practice.

Welcome and opening remarks
Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, AIANY 2014 President
Michael Sorkin, Director, Graduate Urban Design Program, CUNY, and Principal, Sorkin Studio
Anna Rubbo, Global Studio founder; Research Scholar, CSUD, Columbia University

Organized by: Center for Architecture, Global Studio and Center for Sustainable Urban Development, Columbia University

: Free

People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization is on view through January 4, 2014.


Cultivating Engaged and Inclusive Urban Practice
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 2:15-4.30pm

The Role of Engaged Learning in Building Better Cities
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 5:45-8.00pm

Working with Communities
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 2.00-4.00pm
Miidlands Beach, Staten island
In collaboration with Make the Road
Details coming soon

Thanks to:

Studio-X | Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation | Columbia University

Building and Social Housing Foundation

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