18 episodes

An initiative of the Harvard Graduate School of Design that presents alternative futures and convenes conversations about how we live, where we live. Supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and generous donors to the American Cities Fund. Future of the American City is curated by the Office for Urbanization.

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An initiative of the Harvard Graduate School of Design that presents alternative futures and convenes conversations about how we live, where we live. Supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and generous donors to the American Cities Fund. Future of the American City is curated by the Office for Urbanization.

    Street Economies

    Street Economies

    Andres Sevtsuk is an architect, urban designer, and educator whose work focuses on urban planning and spatial analysis. He joins Charles Waldheim to discuss his work on city networks, transportation technology, and the future streets of Los Angeles. 

    • 39 min
    Relaxation of Boundaries

    Relaxation of Boundaries

    Andrew Zago is an architect and educator whose work focuses on art, architecture, and urbanism. He joins Charles Waldheim to discuss architecture’s role, limitations, and autonomous contributions beyond power and economics.

    • 47 min
    City of Many Cultures

    City of Many Cultures

    Michael Maltzan is an architect and educator whose work focuses on affordable urban housing, infrastructure, and the public realm. His most recent projects in Los Angeles demonstrate the importance of architectural legibility and bridging communities within a city of many cultures. 

    • 55 min
    The Politics of Density

    The Politics of Density

    Dana Cuff is an author and educator whose research focuses on affordable housing and urban density. As director of cityLAB at UCLA, she has spearheaded efforts to make housing in Los Angeles more dense, equitable, and affordable.

    • 46 min
    Civic Memory and the Urban Imaginary

    Civic Memory and the Urban Imaginary

    Christopher Hawthorne is the first Chief Design Officer of the City of Los Angeles. Appointed in 2018, he has introduced new measures for shade and street lighting, brownfield redevelopment efforts, and a working group for rethinking Los Angeles’s history of design.

    • 58 min
    The Idiosyncratic and the Irregular

    The Idiosyncratic and the Irregular

    Thom Mayne is an architect and educator whose practice, Morphosis, engages in cross-disciplinary research and design. He joins Charles Waldheim to discuss performance, idiosyncrasy, and irregularity in the context of his life and work in Los Angeles.

    • 55 min

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