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"Fast Forward Urbanism" - Professor Dana Cuff

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

The third part of our "Athena Lecture Series" is Fast Forward Urbanism by professor Dana Cuff PhD, UCLA - Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles.

Dana Cuff is Professor of Architecture/Urban Design and Urban Planning. Professor, author, and scholar in architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles where she is also the founding director of cityLAB, a think tank that explores design innovations in the emerging metropolis ( Since receiving her Ph.D. in Architecture from UC Berkeley, Cuff has published and lectured widely about postwar Los Angeles, modern American urbanism, the architectural profession, affordable housing, and spatially embedded computing. Two books have been particularly important: Architecture: the Story of Practice which remains an influential text about the culture of the design profession, and The Provisional City, a study of residential architecture’s role in transforming Los Angeles over the past century. Her urban and architectural research now span across continents to Sweden, China, Japan, and Mexico.

In 2011 Cuff, D. and R. Sherman edited the Fast Forward Urbanism: Rethinking Architecture’s Engagement with the CityIn 2013 and 2016, Cuff received major, multi-year awards from the Mellon Foundation for the Urban Humanities Initiative, bringing design and the humanities together at UCLA.

Professor Cuff’s Citylab website

Belongs to: Centre for the Future of Places
Last changed: Jul 08, 2020