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"Everyday Urbanism: Public Spaces and Beyond" - Professor Margaret Crawford

Organized by The Centre for the Future of Places, the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson foundation

"Everyday Urbanism: Public Spaces and Beyond" by Professor Margaret Crawford, University of California, Berkeley

Margaret Crawford teaches courses in the history and theory of architecture, urbanism,
and urban history as well as urban design and planning studios focusing on small-scale
urbanity and postmodern urbanism.
Her research focuses on the evolution, uses, and meanings of urban space. Her book,
Building the Workingman’s Paradise: The Design of American Company Towns,
examines the rise and fall of professionally designed industrial environments. Crawford
is also known for her work on Everyday Urbanism, a concept that encourages the close
investigation and empathetic understanding of the specifi cs of daily life as the basis for
urban theory and design. In 2005, Doug Kelbaugh characterized Everyday Urbanism as
one of three contemporary paradigms of urbanism on the cutting edge of theoretical and
professional activity.

Belongs to: Centre for the Future of Places
Last changed: Aug 06, 2019