I'm in philadelphia for a few days to attend the symposium "Re-Imagining Cities: Urban Design After the Age of Oil
". Along with a crew of notable writers and bloggers, I'll be writing live blog posts about the conference, all of which will be posted on the website of Next American City magazine
. Tune in to their site to follow along.
This symposium has drawn hundreds of participants from around the globe to discuss the changes facing cities and communities as climate changes and resources diminish.
They've gathered an impressive list of speakers and presenters and this promises to be an intriguing discussion of what challenges cities face and how they can best adapt to handle them. The goal of the symposium is to draft a manifesto on educating the next generation of urban designers about the critical changes facing the world and its cities.
You can attend vicariously at Next American City
. I'll be blogging throughout today and tomorrow, as will Lloyd Alter (of TreeHugger and Planet Green), Ryan Avent (of Grist), Andrew Blum (of Metropolis and Wired), Randy Crane (of the UCLA School of Public Affairs), Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson (of Metropolis), and Diana Lind (of Next American City).