Part of the World Affairs Council Conversations that Matter Series.
Democrat versus Republican. Rich versus poor. Muslim versus Christian. Us versus them. The forces that divide societies around the world are political, economic, religious, even physical. A surprising solution to help break down these divisions? Designing more livable cities.
Cities like Copenhagen, planned to promote interaction among people who might not otherwise cross paths, create a sense of inclusion, safety and pride in public spaces. Paired with greater access to social services and resources, this increased interaction has been proven to foster understanding and most of all, trust.
Is this too good to be true? Can city design solve the social issues we see today? What challenges prevent cities in the US and others around the world from becoming the Copenhagens of tomorrow? What makes a city “livable” and how would societies around the world be different if livability was prioritized?
Program: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Meet-and-Greet: 7:30 - 8:00 PM
Malo André Hutson, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, College for Environmental Design, UC Berkeley
Blaine Merker, Director, Team Lead @ Gehl, CED alumus and lecturer, UC Berkeley
This event is free for members. Non-member $10.00. Student with ID $7.00.