Greenwich International Lecture Series

What do James Corner (Field Operations), Kathryn Gustafson (Gustafson, Porter + Bowman) and Eelco Hooftman (Gross.Max) have in common? Along with many other leading landscape architects, designers, architects, artists and engineers they have all lectured at University of Greenwich as part of the Hawksmoor Open International Lecture Series over the last three years. Please join us from September. The lectures are scheduled each Thursday during … Continue reading Greenwich International Lecture Series

Wider than Metropolis – new city form

Last week new winds has shaken urbanism theory. Widely known urban geographer Edward W. Soja presented ‘The End of the Metropolis Era‘. Following Ed Wall’s overview I give more personal reflections on the lecture. Firstly, we should understand processes shaping the city. City is an agglomeration of people, who shear expenses, and being in close proximity cause catalytic conditions for technological innovations, cultural creativity and … Continue reading Wider than Metropolis – new city form

“99% of urbanists don’t see it” :: Edward W. Soja

Last night Edward W. Soja gave a lecture at the University of Greenwich on The End of the Metropolis Era. Speaking to over a hundred students, staff, guests, friends and alumni from Greenwich, Soja set out an argument for new forms of regional urbanism. In the two hour lecture Soja discussed the “urbanization of suburbia” and claimed that we should recognise that we are already going through a process of regional urbanization – … Continue reading “99% of urbanists don’t see it” :: Edward W. Soja

The End of the Metropolis Era: Edward W. Soja, Open Lecture at the University of Greenwich

On Monday 18 November, 6:00pm, Edward W. Soja, one of the world’s leading urban geographers, will be speaking at the University of Greenwich, Maritime Campus, King William Building, KW315. Urban restructuring over the past thirty years has been leading to a sea change in the very nature of the urbanization process. Signs of this change were recognized long ago in such terms as edge cities, … Continue reading The End of the Metropolis Era: Edward W. Soja, Open Lecture at the University of Greenwich