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Seeing the Better City: A Discussion with Chuck Wolfe

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:00pm EDT

Seeing the Better City: A Discussion with Chuck Wolfe

Tue, Mar 28, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT


Creating cities that work for everyone means seeing them from different perspectives — literally. In “Seeing the Better City,” urbanist writer, photographer and land-use attorney Charles R. Wolfe takes urban observation beyond design review and zoning codes, charting a future where all city-dwellers can contribute to the improvement of their city. Wolfe presents a comprehensive toolkit for cataloging the influences of neighborhood dynamics, public transportation, urban form and other elements that impact day-to-day life in a city. Wolfe calls this the “urban diary” approach and emphasizes how the perspective of the observer — including their cultural identity and past social experiences — are key to understanding the dynamics of urban space.

Join Next City and Island Press for this exclusive webinar featuring Chuck and Next City President, CEO & Publisher Tom Dallessio. Next City readers who support their spring membership campaign at the $60 level may receive a copy of “Seeing the Better City” along with a 30 percent discount on Island Press’ entire catalog.

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