Open City: NY - Paris
Friday, March 10, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30pm
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In the wake of the volatile situation many refugees face in Europe, and with the Trump Administration’s proposed immigration ban and the questioning of US Sanctuary City status, the Institute for Public Architecture is launching the Open City series. The series will look at the challenges and solutions to supporting and housing vulnerable populations in our city centers, including refugees, emergency shelter populations, and disaster victims.
Mr. Missika will present two humanitarian centers recently opened in Paris. Our panelists will then discuss NYC and Paris initiatives meant to support immigrants and other vulnerable populations in inclusive communities.
Refugee Housing in Paris
Michael Kimmelman, New York Times Architecture Critic, will moderate the discussion with:
Jean-Louis Missika, Paris Deputy Mayor of Architecture, Planning and Economic Development
Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
Co-sponsors: The Irwin S Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, The Architectural League of New York, AIANY Housing Committee, AIANY Planning & Urban Design Committee.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.
Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)