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September 2019

September 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Parallelism in Architecture, Engineering & Computing Techniques – Third Edition

University of East London (UEL), University Way, Dockland Campus London, E16 2RD, UK
London, E16 2RB United Kingdom

As a result of the success of the previous editions launched in 2016 and 2018. Parallelism in Architecture, Engineering & Computing Techniques – Third Edition will be held in September 2020 in association with the University of East London (UEL) in London, United Kingdom. Parallelism as a way to understand and show the mechanism behind the interaction between architecture, environment and computing techniques. This conference unveils the new trends of architectural technologies and computational thinking that can adapt and improve finding a complex digital fabrication, augmented reality, and the…

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October 2019

$10 – $35
October 15 @ 6:00 pm - October 18 @ 9:00 pm

Conscious Cities Festival 2019

Pratt Institute, Higgins Hall, Siegel Gallery, Brooklyn, 61 St. James Place
Brooklyn NY, NY United States

How can science-informed design empower the cities of tomorrow? Conscious Cities Festival 2019 brings together leading experts, practitioners and the general public to explore how to create healthier and more inclusive cities. Place: Higgins Hall, Pratt Institute, 61 St James Pl, Brooklyn, NY Time: October, 15-18, 2019, 6:00 PM Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conscious-cities-festival-2019-tickets-63744815459 How can we design cities that promote social cohesion so that communities thrive through challenges, ensuring individuals aren’t left behind? What can we change in our approach to planning…

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October 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Facades+ Philadelphia

Philadelphia 201 Hotel, 201 N 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high-performance facades, and the future face of Philly. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and inspire.

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October 19 - October 20

Open House Chicago 2019

Now in its ninth year and one of the largest architecture festivals in the world, Open House Chicago will take place Saturday-Sunday, October 19-20, 2019. The weekend offers behind-the-scenes access to almost 350 sites in 38 neighborhoods, many rarely open to the public, including repurposed mansions, stunning skyscrapers, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, industrial facilities, cutting-edge offices and breathtaking sacred spaces. In addition to free access, Open House Chicago offers activities at various sites all weekend long, including cultural performances,…

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October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Joanna Merwood-Salisbury book talk: Design for the Crowd

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States

Manhattan’s Union Square occupies a central place in both the geography and the history of New York City. Since it was laid out in the mid-19th century, Union Square has served as a microcosm for the ongoing debates about the proper usage of urban public space. In Design for the Crowd: Patriotism and Protest in Union Square, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury explores two centuries of urban planning to weave the narrative of how the formal design of the square evolved in tandem with its…

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October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sciame Lecture Series: Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours presents “Architecture and Landscape”

The City College of New York | Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture, 141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031 United States

Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours, architect, urban planner, author and professor of architecture, has developed a permanent work on the articulation of scales, defining himself as an architect of the territory. From the drawing of shelves to furniture in a library to the project of a large metropolitan area, Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours inscribes his work in a continuity of thought-creating situations in which people thrive.    In order to serve this ambition, all projects are linked by a reflection on the materiality through which all…

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October 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

My New Best Friend is a Skyscraper!

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States

Do skyscrapers have personalities? With a little imagination, skyscrapers like One World Trade and the Burj Khalifa can transform from stationary buildings into story characters. Kids will explore the Supertall Wall to pick their favorite building and design a character and comic based on that building to introduce to the group. Ages 4-8. RSVP NOW

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October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Tale of Many Cities: Civic Innovation in the Age of Urban Implosion, Lecture

Syracuse University Fisher Center, 19 East 31st Street
New York, NY 10016 United States

We live in a period of extreme urbanization and globalization, where both the worst of social inequities and the best of civic innovations exist simultaneously. Such is the case in Taipei. This talk examines the post-colonial and late-industrial character of the city, and its evolution through creative public-private development strategies and land use policy.

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November 2019

November 1 @ 9:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend 2019

The City of Pasadena is home to some of the most notable examples of the Craftsman Movement on the West Coast and people come from all over the country to immerse themselves in the Arts & Crafts Movement! Now in its 28th year, Pasadena Heritage will present the Annual Craftsman Weekend on November 1-3, 2019. The Weekend will feature house tours of notable Craftsman properties, along with bus and walking tours, lectures, receptions, and the always-popular Antique and Contemporary Decorative Arts and…

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November 7 @ 8:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm

Build Small Live Large Summit in Portland

Portland State University’s Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97201 United States

In response to a national demand for greater diversity in housing options, government leaders, activists, and policymakers will convene the Build Small Live Large Summit in Portland in November. The mission of the Summit, presented by the Build Small Coalition, is to discuss ways to enable and encourage the development of smaller homes in cities across the U.S., while also addressing the barriers to affordable, livable housing for all members of the community. Early bird pricing for the event closes…

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November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Saving cities: How New York State reshaped New York City since the 1950s

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065 United States

What do big projects like Battery Park City, the World Trade Center, Riverbank State Park, the Times Square redevelopment, the MTA, and the Mitchell Lama housing projects all have in common? The crucial, if often overlooked, role played by New York State in planning, financing, developing and managing these massive initiatives. Since the Great Depression, New York State has dramatically increased the scale and scope of its urban activity with the stated goal of counteracting central city economic decline. Three…

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November 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Skyscraper Jenga family program

The Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280 United States

Love Jenga? Wish it could be bigger? We can top that. Young builders will work in teams with educators and parents to get the game started with a stable block tower. Players must think carefully about how to take turns removing the blocks one by one until the whole building comes crashing down (no hard hat required!). Ages 6+. RSVP NOW

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