Author Talk: Vishaan Chakrabarti

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 1.5 CE Hours
Approved for 1.5 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
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At this Author Talk, Vishaan Chakrabarti will discuss his recently released book, A Country of Cities.  Vishaan will give an overview of the book, which argues that well-designed cities are the key to solving America's great national challenges: environmental degradation, unsustainable consumption, economic stagnation, rising public health costs and decreased social mobility. 

The presentation will be followed by an open discussion with Vishaan about cities, suburbs, and exurbs, and how they developed across the 50 states and their roles in prosperity and globalization, sustainability and resilience, and health and joy. Join Urban Green in discussing intelligent city design with the aid of powerful renderings created by SHoP Architects.

Thomas Lewis
Associate, Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Tom joined RAMSA in 2006 and is currently Project Manager for the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia's Independence National Historic Park. He is also a member of Urban Green's Monthly Programs Committee.

Vishaan Chakrabarti
Principle, SHoP Architects and SHoP construction

In addition to his role at SHoP, Vishaan also serves on the boards of the Architectural League of New York and Enterprise Community Partners. He is also the Director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University


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