Mellon Forum: Planning & Design

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

Planning and Design / Wednesday, September 23 / 4:30 pm EST

Megan Maurer, Columbia 

Destiny Thomas, Thrivance Group

Sarah Williams, MIT 

Discussant: Devanne Brookins, Princeton Mellon Fellow

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The pandemic has led to numerous disruptions and re-organizations of public space. Many have cheered temporary interventions into the urban landscape, including sidewalk cafes, slow streets, and other "pop-ups." But the question of who benefits remains. This conversation will focus on changes both familiar and overlooked, and investigate how modifications in the way urban space is planned and organized have affected different groups in distinct ways. Panelists will address challenges for city administrations and community organizations and how a range of actors could collaborate to create more equitable and inclusive urban spaces.

The Fall 2020 Princeton-Mellon Research Forum on the Urban Environment  seeks to identify problems, present recent insights, and identify spaces of conflict and negotiation in the (post) pandemic city.

The Forum is organized by Dietmar Offenhuber, Princeton-Mellon Fellow, and Anu Ramaswami,(link is external) Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and Princeton Environmental Institute; and Director, Chadha Center for Global India.

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. Mellon Forum events are free and open to the public.