Open House New York presents Conversations on the City 2020

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Open House New York presents Conversations on the City 2020

April 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Open House New York invites you to join us for a series of conversations about the enduring value of cities at a moment of uncertainty about the future of urban life.

Cities have been called humanity’s greatest invention. They are hubs of creativity and innovation, repositories of memory and culture. But from their inception, cities have always had to reconcile the vitality that comes with people living in close proximity with the threats to public health and safety that shadow dense urban environments. The contemporary city that we live in today is the outcome of millennia of design adaptions and solutions and the city that we are creating will be our legacy for future New Yorkers.

Over the next two months, in a series of conversations with leading experts and thinkers from a wide array of disciplines, OHNY will explore why cities continue to thrive, what propels them forward, and why our need for the human connection that cities make possible will always prevail over whatever challenges that may arise. Each conversation is organized around a broad theme, but all will explore the abiding joy of living an urban life. Our hope is that they will help us all better understand the moment we are living in right now and begin to shape ways of thinking about what New York’s future might look like in the months and years ahead.

April 22

Sara Jensen Carr: On Epidemics
Author, The Topography of Wellness: Health and the American Urban Landscape (forthcoming)

April 29
Vishaan Chakrabarti: On Density

Founder and Creative Director, PAU Studio, and author, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America

May 6
Brian Bannon: On Access

Meryl and James Tisch Director, New York Public Library
May 13
Sarah Henry: On History
Robert A. and Elizabeth Rohn Jeffe Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Museum of the City of New York
May 20 at 11 am
Karen Karp: On Food
President, Karen Karp & Partners

May 27
Kim Phillips-Fein: On Civics

Author, Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics

June 3
Kate Ascher: On Systems

Cities Group, BuroHappold


April 22, 2020
4:00 pm
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Open House New York
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