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A Conversation with the Critics: Imagining the Future of the City

This unique event presents Chicagoans with an opportunity to hear leading voices in the field of architectural criticism discuss the future of cities worldwide. With a focus on urban planning, infrastructure, and architecture, the critics consider ideas about model cities and how design serves as a catalyst for change.

Participants : Jonathan Glancey with The Guardian, Paul Goldberger with The New Yorker, Sarah Williams Goldhagen with The New Republic, and Blair Kamin with the Chicago Tribune.

Edward Lifson, the cultural critic and creator of Chicago Public Radio's Hello Beautiful, moderates the panel.


Recorded Thursday, November 05, 2009 at Murphy Auditorium.

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