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"Architecture and the Spatiality of Late 20th-Century Urbanism: How has the Appearance of Cities Changed Since the 1970s?"


M. Christine Boyer is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, at the School of Architecture,  Princeton University. She is the author of CyberCities: Visual Perception in the Age of Electronic Communication (Princeton Architectural Press,  1996), The City of Collective Memory: Its Historical Imagery and Architectural Entertainments (MIT Press, 1994), Dreaming the Rational City: the myth of city planning 1890-1945 (MIT Press, 1983), and Manhattan Manners: Architecture and Style 1850-1890 (Rizzoli, 1985). In addition, she has written many articles and lectured widely on the topic of urbanism in the 19th and 20th centuries. She received her Phd. and Masters in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also holds a Masters of Science in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania,The Moore School of Electrical Engineering.

Peter Marcuse, a planner and lawyer, is Professor Emeritus of  Urban Planning at Columbia University in New York City. He has a Ph. D in planning from the University of California at Berkeley, was Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, and President of the Los Angeles Planning Commission and member of Community Board 9M in New York City... His fields of research include city planning, housing, the use of public space, the right to the city, social justice in the city, globalization, and urban history, with some focus New York City. He has taught in both West and East Germany, Australia, the Union of South Africa, Canada, Austria, and Brazil, and written extensively in both professional journalists and the popular press.  His most recent books, with Ronald van Kempen,  Globalizing Cities: A New Spatial Order?, Blackwell, 1999, and Of States and Cities: The Partitioning of Urban Space, 2002, Oxford University Press. His current projects include a historically-grounded political history of planning and the attempt to make urban theory useful to the U.S. Right to the City Allliance.



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