Event – City-Building in New York at the University of Sydney

5 Apr
New York Skyline (2012, Copyleft M. Lancione)

New York Skyline (2012, Copyleft M. Lancione)

We have received, through our contact form, communication of this interesting event at the University of Sydney: “The Small and the Large of It: City-Building in New York“. ALT 3, Wilkinson Building, 6 pm Monday April 8, 2013.

About the Lecture:

Urban design and planning in New York City will be approached from two perspectives. At one end of the spectrum, are the small-scale but pervasive interventions in the public realm that manifest the city’s response to global-scale forces such as sea level rise and information technology infrastructure.  At the other end of the spectrum, are the large-scale redevelopment “projects” that are actually “city building”, both in terms of physical scale and time frame.  Several case studies will be deconstructed to explain the changing roles of capital, government and civic actors in the building of the sustainable andequitable city.

About the Speaker:

Robert Lane, Senior Fellow for Urban Design at Regional Plan Association of New York,  directs the Center’s Program which is devoted to promoting compact, transit-oriented development.

Mr Lane’s current and recent past work focuses on the relationship between transit, land use and urban design and emphasizes public participation and communication through visualtechniques.  Mr Lane is an architect and urban designer who combines urban design and planning research with twenty years of professional practice. Over the last ten years, Mr Lane has initiated and completed two major independent research projects funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

The first project, The Machine Next Door, examined industrial redevelopment strategies in American cities. This work was exhibited at the Municipal ArtSociety in New York City and has been published in Places magazine and in the Harvard Architecture Review. The second project, Beyond the Box, focused on the urban design issues associated with “superstore” development in New York’s manufacturing districts. This work was also the subject of an exhibition at the Municipal Art Society and has been published in Oculus and Progressive Architecture magazines. A book is in progress with the Princeton Architecture Press.

Before coming to RPA, Robert Lane was an Associate at Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects, PC where he was Project Architect and Project Manager for a number of large, complex architecture and urban design projects. Mr Lane received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. Robert Lane was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design during the ’08-’09 academic year


2 Responses to “Event – City-Building in New York at the University of Sydney”

  1. Olga Camacho Duarte April 5, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Hi Michele,
    thanks for the info, this is interesting, do I need to RSVP?

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