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Thursday, May 30 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Creating Your City

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Aesthetics include the design, layout, and description of a city, as well as the overall feel of the place and the way we interact with others. Aesthetics provide the fabric of our cities, making them desirable places to live or not. We seek to create places that are functional and productive along with being attractive, relaxing, and reflective of a city’s history and culture. But we often settle for short-term solutions that don’t improve the beauty and efficiency of a space. We are capable of much more elegant and forward-thinking environmental and design responses than the ones we’ve settled for in our cities in the last half-century. Every element in a design communicates something, and it’s time we made each decision count. Creating Your City will focus on challenges facing urbanization and the value of meaningful aesthetics in our built and natural environments.

 


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Stuart Cohen

Executive Director, TransForm
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Leslie Koch

President, The Trust for Governors Island
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Daniel Latorre

Senior Fellow, Digital Placemaking, Project for Public Spaces 
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Jason McLennan

CEO, International Living Future Institute
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Thursday May 30, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Newseum Room 806 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
  • Sponsored By: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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