REGISTER: Infrastructural Monument hosted by MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism, 8-9th April, Cambridge, MA.
The Infrastructural Monument is the inaugural symposium of the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism. The symposium will bring together architects, planners, urban designers, real estate developers, investors, policy makers, transportation experts, and others to explore new ways of designing infrastructural objects in order to accommodate diverse user groups, and provide multiple benefits. The symposium will tackle the design of infrastructure projects, the funding models behind these projects, and the policy required to enable these types of projects.Each of the scheduled panel sessions is organized around a question that examines a different aspect of transportation infrastructure for US suburban cities. The panels will look at the repurposing of excess infrastructure, investment opportunities arising from the alignment of design and development, the role of large-scale projects such as intermodal stations, and the potential of infrastructural objects to act as monuments for our regional suburban environments.Register here: http://cau.mit.edu/conference/2013-cau-symposiumSpeakers include:STAN ALLEN, Partner, Stan Allen Architect, PIERRE BÉLANGER, Associate Professor, Harvard GSD, ERAN BEN-JOSEPH, Chair of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT, OLE BOUMAN, Director, Netherlands Architecture Institute, DONALD BRIGGS, Senior Vice President Development, Federal Realty Investment Trust, STEPHEN CROSBY, President, CSX Real Property, DENNIS FRENCHMAN, Leventhal Professor of Urban Design & Planning, MIT, ANTÓN GARCÍA-ABRIL, Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT, JO GULDI, Harvard Society of Fellows, ALEX KLATSKIN, Partner, Forsgate Industrial Partners, KENT LARSON, MEDIA LAB, MIT, CHRISTOPHER LEE, Co-Founder, Principal, Serie Architects, PETRA MESSICK, Amtrak, MIHO MAZEREEUW, Lecturer, Department of Architecture, MIT, Hon. JAMES OBERSTAR, Former Congressman, Minnesota, HENK OVINK, Dir. of National Spatial Planning for the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, STEPHEN RAMOS, Professor, College of Environment & Design, University of Georgia, BRENT RYAN, Assistant Professor, DUSP, MIT, ADÈLE NAUDÉ SANTOS, Professor and Dean of the School of Architecture + Planning, MIT, ROGER SHERMAN, Principle, RSAUD, MARCEL SMETS, Professor of Urbanism, K.U. Leuven, MALCOLM SMITH, Director, ARUP, NADER TEHRANI, Chair of the Department of Architecture, MIT, MEEJIN YOON, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, MIT, CHRIS ZEGRAS, Associate Professor of Transportation & Urban Planning, MIT, CINO ZUCCHI, Partner, CZA
Co-Chairs: ALAN BERGER, Associate Professor, DSUP, MIT, ALEXANDER D’HOOGHE, Director, Center for Advanced Urbanism, MIT,