SPUR Evening Symposium: 49 Cities exhibit opening: A discussion and reception with Dan Wood, Sim van der Ryn and Jennifer Wolch

"A survey of utopian urbanism, 49 Cities provides a remarkable insight into the contemporary metropolis and our efforts over time to make cities more controllable, monumental, organic, taller, denser, sparser or greener. Join us for this opening program with 49 Cities curator Dan Wood, architect and ecological designer Sim van der Ryn and Jennifer Wolch, dean of the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, who will discuss and debate their varied approaches toward a common goal of achieving a healthier, more resource-efficient world. We’ll conclude with a wine-and-cheese reception in the storefront gallery, where guests will vote on their favorite utopian vision."

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