Renzo Piano on Designing a Decent City

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The Forum at Columbia University

601 West 125th Street

New York, NY 10027

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Renzo Piano reflects on the role of architecture in creating more inclusive cities.

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Renzo Piano, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect behind the first new buildings on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus, will reflect on the role of architecture in creating more inclusive cities. Speaking at the Forum, one of his three Manhattanville buildings, he will discuss how architecture can create more open, permeable neighborhoods, provide arenas for cross-cutting exchanges and opportunities, and enrich civic life. Offering contemplations on democracy and participation alongside examples of his work, Piano will discuss how architecture can address particular needs, while also pointing toward models of thinking and doing that are more generalizable and dynamic.

This event is organized by Columbia World Projects and co-presented with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the School of the Arts.

Check-in will begin one hour prior to start time. Doors will open one half hour prior to start time. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating; early arrival is suggested.

Photo credit Stephano Goldberg.

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