Vladimir Putin

Safdie, Moshe

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Looking back at the architecture of the 1960s. The negative images of modern development. A discussion of various factors affecting urban development, including the influence of public and private sector, density, nostalgia. A review of what kind of place in the city makes people feel good? What makes a city unique? The tendency towards introversion in commercial development. Thinking about the activities of institutions. The richness involved in linking together both the commercial and cultural activities. Some slides to illustration the various points made by the speaker; the quality of design and its importance in bringing together the urban community. Plans for the City Hall of Ottawa, also used to illustrate salient points. Some concluding remarks about the potential and possibilities for richness involving the process of building cities. The importance of connections. Trusting people's intuitions.

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