What is the Future of Global Suburbia?
- Tuesday, November 06, 2017
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall
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The Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism at MIT (LCAU) has collaborated with a network of artists, researchers, theorists, faculty and students to examine emergent trends of suburban design and development around the world. Infinite Suburbia (PAP, Oct. 2017) is the culmination of that study. Infinite Suburbia presents 52 essays by 74 authors from 20 different fields, including design, architecture, landscape, planning, history, demographics, social justice, familial trends, policy, energy, mobility, health, environment, economics, and applied and future technologies. This exhaustive and groundbreaking compilation will be presented by its editor, Alan M. Berger, Professor at MIT, followed by a moderated discussion on global suburbia at the beginning of the 21st century. Alan M. Berger is the Norman B. and Muriel Leventhal Professor of Advanced Urbanism at MIT, and founding codirector of both the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism and the P-REX Lab at MIT (prex.mit.edu).