DIY City: The Collective Power of Small Actions
Please join RPA for a celebration and discussion of Hank Dittmar’s DIY City. Dittmar was a visionary urban planner whose ideas and influence can be seen around the world. In DIY City, Dittmar explains why individual initiative, small-scale business, and small development matter, using lively stories from his own experience and examples from recent history. DIY City, Dittmar’s last original work, captures the lessons he learned throughout the course of his varied career — from transit-oriented development to Lean Urbanism — that can be replicated to create cities where people can flourish. Hooper Brooks will lead a discussion of the book and Dittmar’s legacy with Don Chen of the Surdna Foundation, and Janette Sadik-Khan of Bloomberg Associates.