Conversation: Livable Cities: A Dialogue Between Balkrishna Doshi and Moshe Safdie

Thursday, Dec 3, 2020 9 – 10 am

659 W. Wrightwood
Chicago, IL 60614

Pre-registration necessary by visiting

The pandemic, climate change and equity are global triggers shifting today’s experience of metropolitan living, while predicted mass global migrations loom in the future.  In this period of uncertainty, how do we envision our tomorrow?  Internationally renowned architects Balkrishna Doshi and Moshe Safdie will participate in a rare live virtual discussion to reconsider the question, ‘What makes a livable city?’  This program takes place nearly half a century after Doshi and Safdie worked together on the Habitat Bill of Rights.  Written in 1976, the Bill of Rights was conceived as a response to increases in urbanization in developing countries and, in part, as a timely guide to developing equitable housing in a period of rapid industrialization. This dialogue between two architects who redefined the foundations of how one views livable cities will be moderated by Monica Chadha, Chicago LEED-certified architect, and principal & founder of Civic Projects Architecture.