Announcing the Fall 2020 Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment

Fall 2020 Princeton-Mellon Research Forum on the Urban Environment

What do “we” want the post-pandemic city to be?

Organized by Dietmar Offenhuber, Princeton-Mellon Fellow, and Anu Ramaswami, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Princeton Environmental Institute; Director, Chadha Center for Global India

This series of interactive sessions seeks to identify problems, present recent insights, and identify spaces of conflict and negotiation in the (post) pandemic city. Emphasis will be on how we might collaboratively design cities for the post-pandemic world. Topics will include phenomenology (how does the pandemic city present itself, what does it feel like?), public space and urban planning, the geography of the post-pandemic city, food security, shifting city/suburb/rural relationships, resilience, transportation, and international governance.

All sessions will be held on Zoom, with registration links to be available on this website and our emails. Mellon Forum events are  free and open to the public.

Phenomenology and Data / Wednesday September 16 / 4:30 PM EST

Planning and Design / Wednesday September 23 / 4:30 PM EST

Food Security / Wednesday September 30 / 4:30 PM EST

Conversation with NYC Parks & Recreation Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver / Wednesday, October 14 / 4:30 PM EST

The Region Transformed / Wednesday October 21 / 4:30 PM EST

The Geography of the Post-Pandemic City / Friday November 6 / 12PM EST

The Mellon Forum is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the M.S.Chadha Center for Global India, the Humanities Council, Center for Collaborative History, Department of Art + Archaeology, Department of English, and the School of Architecture.

Photo Credit: AP; Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, August 2020.