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New “Conversations in Urban Design” Series Taps Top Talent

July 12, 2021

Students and faculty in the M.S. in Architecture, Urban and Regional Design (M.S.AURD) program produced a new series of videos during the spring 2021 semester. “Conversations in Urban Design’” featured distinguished practitioners and researchers in academia who contribute to the fields of urban design, sustainable development, and landscape urbanism. Created by Beyhan Karahan, M.A., professor of architecture, the video discussions were led by students in the M.S.AURD program’s Theories of Urbanism and Sub-urbanism course with introductions by Karahan and program director Marcella del Signore, M.Arch.

The new Conversations in Urban Design series includes:

  • Guest Speakers: Amale Andraos, dean of Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and Dan Wood,co-founder of New York City architecture firm WORKac
    Student Interviewer: Rudrika Rathore
    Watch the conversation.
  • Guest Speaker: Frederick R. Steiner, dean of University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design
    Student Interviewer: Karan Ambardekar
    Watch the conversation.
  • Guest Speaker: Tim Beatley, Teresa Heinz professor of sustainable communities in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia School of Architecture
    Student Interviewer: Revathi Selvaraj
    Watch the conversation.
  • Guest Speaker: Tilman Latz, partner and design director of Latz & Partner
    Student Interviewer: Rudrika Rathore
    Watch the conversation.