Low Rise High Density Now, 6/24/13
A discussion of the opportunities and challenges in low-rise, high-density housing in the greater New York area.
This program is the last in a series of three public discussions around the exhibition Low Rise High Density, co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Architecture. Exhibition on view through June 29.
Richard Plunz, Professor, Columbia GSAPP; author, A History of Housing in New York City
June Williamson, Associate Professor of Architecture, The City College of New York; author, Designing Suburban Futures
Paul Freitag, Managing Director, Rose Development, Jonathan Rose Companies
Brian Loughlin, Chief Architect, Jersey City Housing Authority
Susanne Schindler, Architect and Writer, Parsons The New School for Design
This event coincides with the publication of June Williamson’s Designing Suburban Futures (Island Press, 2013), the development of Rose Companies’ Paseo Verde in Philadelphia, and the Jersey City Housing Authority’s McGinley Square-Montgomery Corridor CHOICE Neighborhood Initiative. Richard Plunz’s own groundbreaking design proposal from 1971, Alternative Suburbia, is featured in the exhibition Low Rise High Density. Speakers will explore the evening’s topic from the perspectives of housing policy and development, architecture, and architecture history.
Low Rise High Density is curated by Karen Kubey and designed by The Letter D, examining a housing type celebrated in the 1960s and ’70s, and what it means in the United States today.
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