City Design Conversations and Talks

Recent panels and discussions hosted by the City Design Program at UIC.

The Future of City Design

The Future of City Design
Conversation with Professor Emily Talen of the University of Chicago and Professor Aseem Inam of Cardiff University

This discussion focuses on the future of cities and the future role of design in shaping cities, communities, and urban environments

CUPPA Hall, Lower Level
Friday, October 19, 2018

A Sustainable Nation in Four Generations

A Sustainable Nation in Four Generations
Conversation with author and urbanist, Douglas Farr.

Farr’s bestselling first book, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature, helped shift the focus of urban sustainability from the stand-alone building to the high-performance neighborhood. Now, Farr returns with Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future, in which he seeks to move the conversation even further—and faster—forward.

Great Cities Institute
Friday, October 5, 2018

Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City

Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City
Conversation with Adina Hoffman, Essayist and Biographer

Adina Hoffman writes often of the Middle East, approaching it from unusual angles and shedding light on overlooked dimensions of the place, its people, and their cultures. Her books include House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood, My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, and Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City, which the Los Angeles Times called “brave and often beautiful” and Haaretz described as “a passionate, lyrical defense of a Jerusalem that could still be.”

Great Cities Institute
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Current State Of City Design Practice

What are the cutting-edge urban design ideas shaping cities at home and abroad? How can we do even better at designing cities for the future? View our interactive conversation with Philip Enquist (Consulting Partner City Design, SOM) and Rahul Mehrotra (Principal RMA & Professor GSD, Harvard) here.

Masters Of City Design

April 3, 2019