KENGO KUMA – Infrastructure for a New Japan 2020

Join us for a two-evening event with special guest the internationally renowned and award-winning architect and designer Kengo Kuma whose work spans Europe and Asia. Kuma has written extensively on the sustainable development of both rural and urban Japan. In this two-part event he will share his insights and work related to Japan’s development and […]

Resilience and Asian Urbanism: A Collaborative Workshop

Discussion Board March 28-30, 2016, University of Washington This joint workshop between the Center for Asian Urbanism and the UW faculty cluster for Resilience in the Built Environment highlights the UW’s capacities to apply cultural context-specific expertise to problems of urbanization across the Pacific. Preceding the 75th Anniversary conference of the Association for Asian Studies […]

Now Urbanism: The Future City is Here

Edited¬†Jeffrey Hou, Ben Spencer, Thaisa Way and Ken Yocom After more than a century of heroic urban visions, urban dwellers today live in suburban subdivisions, gated communities, edge cities, apartment towers, and slums. The contemporary cities we know are more often the embodiment of unexpected outcomes and unintended consequences rather than visionary planning. As an […]

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