Lecture: Regenerative Urbanism: Cities After Depopulation

Date & Time

START: 6:30 PM April 11, 2011
END: 8:00 PM April 11, 2011


Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is hosting a discussion on the policies behind Regenerative Urbanism, a movement towards regeneration of resources within local urban economies. To minimize the destructive effects of consumption patterns of metropolis on their environment and globally, the movement suggest transforming the “metabolism” of cities from a linear consumption of goods and resources to a┬ánatural, circular “metabolism.” In this context, waste does not exist: every output by an organism is also an input which replenishes the whole living environment. The panel will discuss the effect of population densities and patterns on the sustainable regeneration of urban resources.


  • Laura Lawson, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Rutgers University
  • Terry Schwarz, Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Kent State University

The Event is moderated and organized by Robert A. Beauregard, Chair of Doctoral Program Subcommittee on Urban Planning, GSAPP.

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