In the evolution of the discipline of urban design, one of the most intensively discussed questions has been the definition of the discipline itself: What is Urban Design? Rather than a concrete answer, this event explores the expanded field of urban design through the lens of people, who graduated from Columbia GSAPP’s Urban Design program in recent decades. Through their current work and a reflection of the ways in which their experience at Columbia GSAPP shaped their thinking about design, cities and politics, the event intends to open a dialogue about What Urban Designers DO?
Skye Duncan ‘07 MSAUD
Global Designing Cities Director, National Association of City Transportation Officials
Johannes Pointl ‘12 MSAUD
Senior Architect and Urban Designer, Studio Vlay, and Assistant Professor, TU Vienna
Els Verbakel '01 MSAUD
Head of the Urban Design Program, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and Principal, Derman Verbakel Architecture
Lay Bee Yap ’11 MSAUD
Director (Urban Design), Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore
James Khamsi, Principal, FIRM Architecture and Design, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, GSAPP
Thaddeus Pawlowski, Senior Urban Designer, NYC Department of City Planning, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, GSAPP
AIA CES: 2
Event to be followed by reception at Avery Hall.
Free and open to Columbia community and alumni.
Please register online to attend.
Organized by Columbia GSAPP Urban Design program.