The VIA Lecture: Alan Berger

May 22, 2007 at 9:18 am 1 comment

Come hear Alan Berger, author of Drosscape, this Wednesday, May 23 (7 pm at SFU Harbour Centre) at the VIA Architecture Lecture on Urban Design.

Planetizen chose Drosscape as one of the Top Ten Planning Books of 2007:

Drosscape is a fascinating visual examination of the modern built environment. Chock-full of photographs, maps and charts, the book exposes readers to the ‘wastelands’ of ten different American cities -– from older industrial areas in the urban core to modern complexes on the metropolitan fringe. While the book takes a mostly negative view of sprawl, it serves not as a condemnation per se, but as fertilizer for the germination of ideas regarding the productive reuse of these underutilized and spoiled landscapes.

Berger, an Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, scans the globe with camera and insights into contemporary development—your guide to a vast, largely ignored field of waste landscapes and to the new chaotic urban landscapes in the emerging world. Expect a radical reconceptualization of your thinking.

Reservations required: Email or call 604.291.5100


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  • 1. Silvia Rossi  |  July 24, 2009 at 6:28 am

    I’m e phd Student at La Sapienza university in Urban techniques field. I’m trying to study through an ecosystemic approuch how to re-qualify the indistrial area or the dump.

    I’m interested in Alan Berger book, but in Italy I can’t find it.

    Anyway is it possible to have some documents on “the VIA Lecture: Alan Berger”?

    Thank you very much
    best regards
    Silvia Rossi


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