Redevelopment of Cities - A Lecture by Rob Robinson

Tue 8 Jan - Tue 8 Jan' 19

Urban Design Associates is a leading urban design firm with projects worldwide ranging from the design of the new Moscow, and currently Riyadh, to regeneration of industrial cities such as Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Cincinnati as well as creating new towns in India, Europe, North and South America. Much of their work is in redevelopment of inner city districts as markets change and new uses want to be in the centers. The confluence of rapid technological change is influencing the basic strategies for energy sources and uses, transportation planning and work/housing balances. Trends in North American cities differ in many ways from countries. They work through open, public dialog and testing of ideas in real time with cities and private clients to explore common objectives and reach consensus on urban initiatives.

Rob Robinson will share a few of their lessons learned and current spectrum of their focus as architects focused on urban design with the core faculty; with a review of current toolkits for guiding the development within cities through their current work in Riyadh and in Vancouver; new urbanism in our township design efforts in India and the US, and the transformation of Pittsburgh from a polluted, post industrial city to a high tech, high quality of life urban center.

Rob Robinson is an architect, urban designer, currently the Chairman and Managing Principal of Urban Design Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

As Chairman, Rob leads the firm’s strategic design approach to Urban Design. Rob has been leading some of the firm’s biggest projects around the world for many years. Rob has also been instrumental in resurrecting the use of Pattern Books in urban design today, and he co-authored The Architectural Pattern Book with Norton Publications.

Time: 18:30 – 20:30, Tuesday, 8th January, 2019
Place: Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth, 60 Road 7A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka [Map]

Organised in association with Mongolbarer Shabha.

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Photos by: Afzalur Rahman Xelon/Bengal Foundation
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