Architecture and the City Festival: Flexible Urbanism

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Join Douglas Burnham of envelope Architecture+Design and Kristian Koreman ofZUS in conversation about flexible urbanism, evolutionary planning and the evolving definition of what it means to be an architect in contemporary society. Based more than 5,000 miles apart, each firm is radically transforming underutilized neighborhood space into vibrant creative compounds. By embracing a human centered design process deeply informed by local values, envelope A+D and ZUS have created radically new approaches to traditional neighborhood development models.

Conceived by envelope A+D as a “content machine,” Proxy is a temporary two-block construct occupying vacant lots in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley and composed of locally-based pop-up stores. Similarly, The Dépendence, located in central Rotterdam demonstrates that the built environment can be dramatically revitalized by encouraging cultural activity to return to the urban core. Other key stakeholders, including members of San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office, Planning Department and the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association will help animate an in-depth exploration of the enabling and obstructive forces encountered along the path to place-making.

Dr. Ila Berman

Featured Panelists:
Rich Hillis, Project Director, Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Kelly Pretzer, Project Manager, Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Mark Luellen, Planner, San Francisco Planning Department
Kearstin Dischinger, Citywide Policy Planner, San Francisco Planning Department
Karen Mauney-Brodek, President, Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association
Jason Henderson, Transportation and Planning Committee Chair, Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association


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