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David Rudlin: Climax City: Masterplanning and the Complexity of Urban Growth

  • The New School House Gallery, Peasholme Green YO1 7PW UK (map)

York Collaborative Futures Series

The New School House Gallery

How does spontaneous urban growth interact with the process of masterplanning? Join URBED’s David Rudlin to explore his new book Climax City which uses intricate and compelling maps of cities around the world to raise big questions for planning and urban development.

David Rudlin is a master planner and director of URBED, known for innovative projects which get to the heart of the challenges facing cities. David has been an interlocutor with York and its distinctive qualities and issues for many years. David’s understanding of York informed Uxcester Garden City, his Wolfson Economic Prize winning proposal co-authored with Nicholas Falk, which used York (disguised by being rotated) to show how cities of similar scale could double in size in ways which were both ‘economically viable and popular’. David will be joining us on this occasion to talk about his new book Climax City: Masterplanning and the Complexity of Urban Growth. We will then open the discussion up to explore what some of these ideas might mean both for York and for the world today.


Earlier Event: October 28
York Tech Fest
Later Event: October 30
Drawing Stuff with Mark Ibson