People Building Better Cities Exhibit to Open at AIA December 3

by | November 9, 2013
Category: Events

People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization  is a traveling exhibition that aims to exchange knowledge, build networks, and promote dialogue on the challenges of inclusive urbanization. To date PBBC has been shown in Bangkok, Sydney, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Beijing, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. While the exhibition focus is on developing countries, it speaks to urban issues in developed countries such as inequality, public participation in city making, and climate change.

Building on the work of Global Studio led by CSUD Adjunct Senior Scholar Anna Rubbo, the exhibition  documents community-driven projects that share a common goal in  India, South Africa, Bangladesh, Asia and the USA: the promotion of inclusive urbanization to improve the lives of the urban poor through participatory design and planning.   PBBC also presents an innovative approach to the education of urban professionals, and suggests a model for urban practice.

PBBC is a collaboration between Global Studio, an international educational program initiated in 2005, and the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University . The PBBC Exhibit will be hosted at the AIA’s Center for Architecture from October 3rd through January 4th.  New York events include those listed below.  More details can be found here.

PBBC Opening Reception
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 6.00-8.00pm

Citizen Engagement in City Making
Panel Discussions
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 4.00-6.00pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6.00-8.00pm

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