Book launch for Professor Grahame Shane's URBAN DESIGN SINCE 1945: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

October 25, 2011

Cooper Union Stock Photo Urban Design Since 1945 - A global perspective

Professor Grahame Shane's recent publication, Urban Design Since 1945: A Global Perspective, will be the focus of an upcoming program co-sponsored with the Architectural League of New York and held at The Cooper Union. Professor Shane and panelists Brian McGrath, Georgeen Theodore, and Anthony Vidler, will present and discuss the emergence of postwar urban design as a global phenomenon.

Thursday 17 November, 2011 at 7pm

The Great Hall, The Cooper Union

7 East 7th Street, NYC

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.