Monday, November 5, 2018

Renee Chow

Chair of Architecture, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design
University of California Berkeley
 
Lecture Title: 
Changing Cities
 
Lecture Info: 
Monday, November 5, 2018
Reception at 4:45 p.m. in the Blicharski Atrium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Lecture at 5:15 p.m. in the Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall 
 
A Max Abramovitz Endowed Lecture
 
Bio: Renee is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design University of California Berkeley as well as Founding Principal of Studio URBIS. She currently serves as Chair of the Department of Architecture. Her practice and research focus on the intersection between architecture and its locale. While systemic disruptions in mobility, energy, and water will change all cities, solutions will need to be locally rooted. To encode local conditions, Renee has developed analytic and generative tools for integrating urban and architectural systems across sites and individual buildings. To re-shape the discourse about the forms of urbanism both in suburbs and cities, Renee has written Suburban Space: The Fabric of Dwelling (UC Press, 2002) and Changing Chinese Cities: The Potentials of Field Urbanism (University of Hawaii Press, 2015). While “Changing Cities” will use case studies from neighborhoods in China, the questions, hypotheses and speculations that emerge are intended for the future of all cities.