Come hear and discuss the controversial arguments about what makes for great neighborhoods. These ideas are at the cutting edge of architectural theory and urban design, and are of great importance for Tribeca and historic districts citywide.
Join us for a cocktail reception afterward inside one of Tribeca’s iconic textile buildings dating from 1868. The speakers will also sign their new books.
When: Saturday, November 15
- 4-6 pm: Presentations
- 6-7 pm: Reception
Where: New York Academy of Art’s Wilkinson Gallery
- 111 Franklin Street, Tribeca (between West Broadway & Church Street)
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- $15 advance tickets
- $20 at the door
Steven Semes is Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture and an editor of the journal The Classicist. His recent, beautifully illustrated book, The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation, has provoked new debate and international rethinking of how to manage growth and change in historic districts.
John Massengale is an international thought leader on urban design. He is on the Board of the Congress for New Urbanism and was the founding Chair of its New York chapter. He is co-author with Robert Stern of one of the encyclopedic histories of New York history, New York 1900. Hot off the press is his gorgeous new book, Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns. The book, and Massengale himself, have been turning the established planning and design world upside down with fresh approaches to building saving walkable neighborhoods like Tribeca.