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Saturday, October 13 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm

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Urban areas are the future, and they are also the laboratories for technological innovation and social change. We are pleased to present three outstanding authors on the subject of urbanism. Jeff Speck’s Walkable City distilled the key to urban liveability in one word: walkability. Now, in Walkable City Rules, Speck offers an action plan for cities that desire to enhance street life and livability. Cassim Shepard, founding editor-in-chief of Urban Omnibus, surveys the ways in which citizens are on the vanguard of urban practices today in his book, Citymakers. He argues that the challenges of growing inequality and climate change demand creative coalitions among citizen-activists, ecologists, artists, and public officials. And Matthew Frederick, an advocate for Radical Urbanism, in his engaging 101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School, gives an overview of the basic rules of urban design. Diana Ramirez-Jasso, provost of the Boston Architectural College, will moderate what is sure to be a lively conversation about cities.

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Diana Ramirez-Jasso

Diana Ramirez-Jasso has dedicated her career to the creation and teaching of architecture and design. Ramirez-Jasso, who joined the staff of Boston Architectural College in 2010, became the provost of the college in 2017. Her areas of research and study particularly deal with the... Read More →

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Matthew Frederick

Matthew Frederick is an architect, urban designer, and advocate for Radical Urbanism, a new philosophy of urban development. His first book, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. It remains, eleven years after publication, the intermittent... Read More →
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Cassim Shepard

Cassim Shepard is a media producer, filmmaker, lecturer, and educator whose work focuses on cities, buildings, and urban development. His film and video work tells the stories of cities and the development of urban spaces. His documentary work has been commissioned by and screened... Read More →
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Jeff Speck

Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who advocates for more walkable and generally accessible cities. As director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he oversaw the Mayors' Institute on City Design and created the Governors' Institute... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 2:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
Boston Architectural College Cascieri Hall 320 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115, USA