Video Archive | Cities (14)

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The symposium consists of specialized presentations by the each panelist describing current conditions. David Bergman reviews the...
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David Bergman discusses why economic policies succeed and fail, citing historical precedents. He describes the recent real estate...
Ed Soja Putting Cities First
Soja discusses the centrality of urbanism and its relevance in other disciplines, pointing out that we should all be urbanists...
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Eric Owen Moss introduces Soja’s lecture. Soja explains the title of the lecture as a reference to the fact that the majority...
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Soja describes the next five books he wants to write: The Urban Industrial Revolution on the role of cities in the...
Michael Sorkin
Sorkin agues that the form of the city should be responsive to the site, climate and culture, and only where one of those...
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Will Alsop argues for the importance of of drawing in architecture. He outlines his academic career at the Architecture...
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Ed Soja discusses the emergence of spatial thinking and the geographical imagination. He analyzes the term "restructuring,"...

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The symposium consists of specialized presentations by the each panelist describing current conditions. David Bergman reviews the history of the 2008 economic crisis, the relevance of capital markets, and future economic growth.


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David Bergman discusses why economic policies succeed and fail, citing historical precedents. He describes the recent real estate bubble, and how the lack of commercial demand reflects the biggest determining factor of the current and future economic situation.


Ed Soja Putting Cities First

February 28, 2007 | Video Lecturer:
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Soja discusses the centrality of urbanism and its relevance in other disciplines, pointing out that we should all be urbanists now. Soja claims he wants to publish ten books before he dies, and explains in detail the contents of each one of the books.

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Eric Owen Moss introduces Soja’s lecture. Soja explains the title of the lecture as a reference to the fact that the majority...
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Eric Owen Moss introduces Soja’s lecture. Soja explains the title of the lecture as a reference to the fact that the majority of people on Earth now live in cities. Soja quotes Jane Jacobs, “Without cities we would all be poor.” The second is Henri Lefebvre’s idea that all social life is influenced by cities. Soja points out that urbanism has influenced other disciplines, and that we should all be urbanists now.


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Soja describes the next five books he wants to write: The Urban Industrial Revolution on the role of cities in the industrial revolution, Urbanizing the Globe/Globalizing the Urban on understanding globalization, The New Regionalism on social capital as spatial capital, and Seeking Spatial Justice on environmental justice and spatial justice. Soja points out that the last book is his favorite and the most likely to be published soon.


Michael Sorkin

November 6, 2002 | Video Lecturer:
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Sorkin agues that the form of the city should be responsive to the site, climate and culture, and only where one of those elements is lacking should design be introduced. He describes two utopian master plan projects, Weed Arizona, a new city located in a decommissioned military base, and Neurasia, a city in an undetermined location in Asia. Both of these stress social space and neighborhoods. Sorkin describes several urban design projects he has worked on, including senior housing of the future, projects for Jerusalem and Beirut, and alterations to the University of Chicago campus. Sorkin’s master plans employ, in places, deliberate vagueness to suggest a range of possibilities. In all the projects, Sorkin stresses ecological and climactic considerations. Sorkin describes several redevelopment projects for areas around New York City. In Far Rockaway, he proposes a pedestrian oriented low rise beach development. In Brooklyn he proposes inserting trees in several intersections and using those as the focus for variable density housing. For the Westside Waterfront Park, Sorkin proposes a water-taxi channel, and establishing a second promenade beyond the water-taxi lanes. Sorkin lays out several proposals for the World Trade Center Site. His first proposals consist of converting the entire site into parkland, or other methods of addressing the entire site with one building. Once it became clear that the building footprints had become sacred, he proposed towers that deviate from typical office tower typology.

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Eric Owen Moss introduces Michael Sorkin as a figure who breaks down conventional intellectual and professional categories,...
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Sorkin agues that the form of the city should be responsive to the site, climate and culture, and only where one of those...
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Sorkin describes several urban design projects he has worked on, including senior housing of the future, projects for Jerusalem...
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February 6, 2002 | Video Lecturer:

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Will Alsop argues for the importance of of drawing in architecture. He outlines his academic career at the Architecture Association, noting that he was taught by every member of Archigram. Alsop discusses the role of community in the conception of a successful project. He examines the topic of how
to regenerate cities with high-density development.


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Ed Soja discusses the emergence of spatial thinking and the geographical imagination. He analyzes the term “restructuring,” identifying it as a concrete process. Soja frames Los Angeles as an image of American cities as a whole. Soja documents six different aspect of Los Angeles, discussing their intersections and implications in order to demonstrate a new kind of urbanization that is taking place.