Five interdisciplinary teams have been selected to rethink housing, regional planning, and transportation systems for American cities and suburbs in light of the foreclosure crisis. The teams will present initial responses to the project and participate in a panel discussion moderated by Henry N. Cobb, architect and Founding Partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Ellen Dunham-Jones, coauthor of Retrofitting Suburbia and board member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, will join Michael Sorkin of Michael Sorkin Studio and Chair of the New York Institute for Urban Design for a debate on alternative approaches to the question of re-envisioning the suburbs. The debate will be moderated by Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, and Reinhold Martin, Director, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University.

Program Schedule

2:00–3:15 p.m.
Team Presentations

Amale Andraos and Dan Wood, WORK Architecture Company
Site location: Salem-Keizer, Oregon

Michael Bell, Visible Weather
Site location: Temple Terrace, Florida

Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang
Site location: Cicero, Illinois

Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith, MOS
Site location: The Oranges, New Jersey

Andrew Zago, Zago Architecture
Site location: Rialto, California

3:15–3:45 p.m.
Discussion with Teams

Moderated by Henry N. Cobb, Architect and Founding Partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

4:00–6:00 p.m.
Keynote Presentations with Discussion

Ellen Dunham-Jones, Georgia Institute of Technology, Congress for the New Urbanism
Michael Sorkin, Michael Sorkin Studio, City College of New York
Moderated by Barry Bergdoll and Reinhold Martin

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