Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World

Featuring Raphael BosticDavid Sloane, John Sonego, and Danielle Williams

Wade Graham’s latest book Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World is ostensibly about the architects the seven big ideas that have shaped contemporary cities across the world. Our discussion centers on whether Graham has fulfilled that mission or whether he’s trapped in the confines of an under 350 page book for this massive introduction to urban planning and city history. The answer may lie in the reader rather than the book, listen to the conversation for a lively jaunt through recent architectural history.

To listen to the Bedrosian Book Club discussion of Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World click the orange arrow in the Soundcloud player at the top of this post. Or you can download it and subscribe through iTunes, Soundcloud, or Google Play

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Links …

Urban Acupuncture
Tactical Urbanism
Urban Renewal
The Search for Order, 1877-1920 by Robert Wiebe
“Neighborhood Integrity” Initiative
The Future of Public Space: Beyond Invented Streets and Reinvented Places by Tridib Banerjee

Frank Lloyd Wright's “Broadacre City" by Flickr user <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnswords/14034481164">John Swords<a/>
Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Broadacre City”

Next Month …

 

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Read The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen along with us, and listen to our discussion on September 26, 2016.

This Pulitzer prize winning novel is by USC Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen. We’ll use this novel to talk about citizenship, identity, and the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its aftermath.

Please read along with us. Let us know what you think of the book at Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This podcast was produced by Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz, recorded and mixed by Corey Hedden.

@AubreyHi @jonHLYP @coreyhedden

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