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11.15.08 | W. M. Keck Lecture Hall from 2-4 pm
SCIFI at SCI-Arc: The City after the Economy // Fall Symposium 2008

What is the status of urban growth and redevelopment in light of the current economy? What effects will the re-regulation of financial markets have on real estate, development, urban culture, planning and architecture?

Organized by SCIFI at SCI-Arc, the City after the Economy symposium will explore the urban consequences of the downturn as well as consider what urban design opportunities might be revealed by the current fiscal slowdown.

As the first in a series of planned SCIFI at SCI-Arc symposia, this event aims to broaden the discussion of urban development from an often singular conversation around of issues of capital and its movements to a multivalent conversation that embraces the urban economics of cultural production, aesthetics, ecology and social movements.

This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. The symposium will also be broadcast live at Please join us!

The Credit Crisis and the City
David Bergman
Principal, ERA & SCIFI Coordinator

49 Cities
Amale Andraos and Dan Wood (via Remote Presentation)
Founders and Principals, Work Architecture Company, New York
Adjunct Faculty, Princeton School of Architecture

Mimetic Acts of Urbanism
Rene Peralta
Architect and Founder, Generica, Tijuana & Associate Professor, Woodbury University School of Architecture, San Diego

Joshua Decter
Director, Public Art Studies Program, USC Roski School of Fine Arts

Eric Owen Moss
Director, SCI-Arc & Principal, Eric Owen Moss Architects

Kevin L. Ratner
President, Forest City Residential West, Inc.

Stephanie Smith
Founder, Ecoshack

Peter Zellner
SCIFI Coordinator & Principal, ZELLNERPLUS