WHAT: Architecture Lecture: “Global Suburbs”
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26
University’s School of Architecture and Planning will open its Fall 2005
Lectures Series with a presentation by Robert Fishman, professor of architecture at
Fishman’s lecture will examine the
link between the American suburb and the mega cities of the developing world. In such cities,
the wealthy traditionally as close to the city’s center as possible, while the
poor live in shanty towns on the outskirts. But as the core of the 21st-century
mega city has become increasingly chaotic and the middle class increasingly
automobile-dependent, a new model of urban living has emerged. In these
situations, the middle class live in highly-secure enclaves at the city’s edge, close to, but still protected
from the peripheral shanty towns. The design of such American-style
the lectures in the four-part series are free and open to the public. The remaining lectures are
scheduled for Oct. 24, Oct. 28 and Nov. 7. For more information about the series, contact the
MEDIA: To cover the film series, contact Katie Lee or Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.
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