The Thirty Years War: New Urbanism and the Academy


CNU 25

Seattle, WA


Daniel Solomon

Date & Time:

05.06.2017 | 9:00 am – 10:15 am

“The Thirty Years War: New Urbanism and the Academy” will probe, diagnose and perhaps suggest remedy for the corrosive antagonism that has existed since the dawn of CNU between most schools of architecture and New Urbanism. Much of this conflict is superficial and stylistic; some is willful ignorance on both sides; some is deeply grounded in underlying theories of architecture and urbanism, and some in substantive differences in world view. Four veterans, including Mithun Partner Daniel Solomon, scarred in the cross-fire, will discuss what they have learned in decades of combat at CNU 25.

Dan will be joined by Doug Kelbaugh, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan; Alan Plattus, Yale School of Architecture and Marilyn Taylor, University of Pennsylvania.

Date Posted: 05.06.2017