SEMINAR: Constructs of place: what makes cities tick? 20.02.12. London

Constructs of place: what makes cities tick?
What shapes a city’s identity? Who defines it? Is New York about individualism or community? Is Jerusalem about religion, conflict or caf├ęs? This session looks at cities as diverse as these, plus Hong Kong, Berlin and Tel Aviv & at their DNA, and how it changes through migration, politics and globalisation. Rich evidence and critical thinking on city identities and urban evolution
Centred on The Spirit of Cities: Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age (reported in 22 January Observer piece on mega-cities), plus excellent research on Tel Aviv, its ideological foundations and layering on top of existing development.
Monday 20 February, 8.30pm, Kings Place, York Way, London N1 9AG
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