Design community to share insights on Orchestrated Urbanism

The Center for Architecture & Design will present a thought-provoking program on Orchestrated Urbanism:  The Race-Built City next Wednesday, Nov. 29 at AIA Kansas City. Tickets are still available, but it is nearly a sell-out. See below for registration details.

The program stems from research conducted by Tyler Cukar, a New York architect and urban designer. Cukar has researched Kansas City and the damaging role that racial covenants, red-lining, school desegregation and finally, urban renewal played in shaping not only our cities but also our social understandings of the communities.

Cukar, a Parkville native who currently works at FXFOWLE in New York City, will be joined by Kate Collignon, a partner at HR&A Advisors in New York, and Gwendolyn Grant, president & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City.

“This is a timely topic that both impacts and resonates with the design community,” said Dawn Taylor, executive director of AIA Kansas City. “This topic is challenging, but we believe our audience will bring thoughtful approaches to this difficult context. We envision a high-caliber discussion and impactful experience for our audience.”

Orchestrated Urbanism:  The Race-Built City will be presented from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Center for Architecture & Design, 1801 McGee St. Tickets are $20 for the general public, and $10 for Center members and students. Tickets are nearly sold out, but remaining seats are available here.