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After Empirical Urbanism

This symposium takes place from Friday, February 27th to Sunday, March 1st at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.

A new empirical urbanism has emerged over the past two generations, drawing habits of mind and methods of observation from the natural and social sciences, and making use of emerging forms of statistical and visual analysis. This symposium will interrogate this trend, asking how urbanism as an art and a set of practices may gain from more explicitly deciphering the relationship between the ways we characterize the past and present city, and how we go about projecting alternate futures for it.

Panellists include:

Jill Desimini, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Jesse LeCavalier, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Sarah Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mason White, Daniels Faculty
Mona El Khafif, University of Waterloo
Dietmar Offenhuber, Northeastern University
Mark Shepard, University at Buffalo
Ultan Byrne, Daniels Faculty
Robert Bruegmann, University of Illinois at Chicago
McLain Clutter, University of Michigan
Tim Love, Northeastern University
Roger Sherman, University of California
Robert Levit, Daniels Faculty
Tobias Armborst, Vassar College
Marshall Brown, Illinois Institute of Technology
Alex Lehnerer, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule
Michael Piper, Daniels Faculty
George Baird, Daniels Faculty
Eve Blau, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Margaret Crawford, University of California
Kazys Varnelis, Columbia University
Richard Sommer, Daniels Faculty

This symposium is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design is located at 230 College Street in Toronto.

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