Intersections: Understanding Urbanism in the Global Age


Friday April 28 2017

Click here to view our recent event “Intersections”, in collaboration with the Radcliffe Institute.

Urbanism is a global phenomenon, presenting us with a range of pressing issues to consider—economic, political, and material, but most of all human.

Our conference is designed to stimulate a broad-based discussion about “the urban” in the 21st century, a much more complicated concept than 19th- and 20th-century cities. This change has been much studied by social scientists, but we often overlook how these new urban centers are being experienced by their inhabitants. This Radcliffe Institute conference will take a multidisciplinary and international approach to explore the challenges and tensions that people in urban communities face today.


Radcliffe Institute, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138 Map