August 21, 2007
by Canadian Architect
Do cities still matter today, in an age when technology allows us to be anywhere? What are theimplications of this for our sense of place, for our ideas about community, and for the naturalenvironment? Are we really in a post-urban age, as some people have suggested, or do cities in fact provide the model for sustainable communities that we have been looking for all along?
Paul Goldberger is the architecture critic for The New Yorker, where since 1997 he has written the magazines celebrated Sky Line column. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City. He was formerly Dean of Parsons School of design, a division of The New School. He began his career at The New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism.
He is the author of several books, most recently his chronicle of the process of rebuilding Ground Zero, entitled UP FROM ZERO: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York, which was named one of The New York Times Notable Books for 2004. Paul Goldberger has also written The City Observed: New York, The Skyscraper, On the Rise: Architecture and Design in a Post-Modern Age, Above New York, and The World Trade Center Remembered.
This event takes place from on September 26, 2007 at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, located at 100 6th Avenue SW in Calgary. Registration opens at 5:00pm, and the presentation commences at 6:00pm.
The cost is $75 for members, $100 for future members, $750 for a member table of eight, and $1,000 for a future member table of eight. Please register online at www.calgarychamber.com.