Mezzanine, Education and Research Building, Theater 3
MAP Office Lau Fan Shan oyster farm in the shadows of Tin Shui Wai New Town, Hong Kong. 2014. © Map Office

This event asks, “What is a Decent City?” Gathering architects and social scientists, it will reflect on how cities should grow, become more inclusive, and be designed to lessen prospects of ugly things happening between urban communities. These themes appear inside the “Uneven Growth” exhibit, the motivation and frame of reference for this conversation.

Welcome remarks, Pedro Gadanho
Introduction, Ira Katznelson
Presentations, Jose Castillo, Diane Davis, and Marion Weiss
Round-table session with Castillo, Davis, and Weiss (moderated by Margaret Levi)

Participants incude:
Jose Castillo, Principal, arquitectura 911 sc, and Harvard University
Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Pedro Gadanho, Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Museum of Modern Art
Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University and President, Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Margaret Levi, Director, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Marion Weiss, Graham Chair Professor of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design and cofounder, WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism

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