Sakamaki Extraordinary Lecture: Density Done Right

May 2, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Architecture Auditoirum

Designing for density doesn't have to be ugly, or scary and yet the popular conception is that it must be. When people speak of their fear of “Manhattan-ization” or refer to four-story buildings as “towers,” we can see how we’ve been failing to make a good case for it. Density doesn’t have to mean highrises; its best possible expression is in compact, walkable neighborhoods that are good for both people and the planet. So how do we get there? Allison Arieff will spotlight people, projects and ideas, and technologies that will help us get to density done right.

Allison Arieff is Editorial Director of the Bay Area-based urban planning and policy think tank, SPUR. She has been a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times since 2006. Allison lectures and writes about cities, design, and architecture and in 2018, she was the recipient of the AIGA Steven Heller Award for Cultural Commentary. From 2006-2008, she was Senior Content Lead for the global design and innovation firm, IDEO, where her focus was on the built environment. Prior to IDEO, she was Editor-in-Chief (and founding senior editor) of Dwell. She is the author of several books including Prefab and Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America. Allison received her BA in History from UCLA, her MA in Art History from UC Davis, completed her coursework in American Studies at New York University, and is a lecturer in the master’s of real estate development and design program at UC Berkeley.

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UHM Outreach College and UH Community Design Center, School of Architecture, Mānoa Campus

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