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Design and Urban Practice Colloquium: Al-Azhar Park and Neighborhood Design, Cairo, Egypt

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Presented by the School of Design Strategies at Parsons The New School for Design, the Design and Urban Practice Colloquium is a public lecture series on alternative and innovative forms of design and urban practice.

The October 26 lecture is: “Al-Azhar Park and Neighborhood Design, Cairo.” Dr. Maher Stino and Dr. Laila El-Masry Stino, partners at Sites International, discuss the redesigned park and neighborhood, named one of the World’s 60 Greatest Public Places and winner of a Global Vision Innovation Award.

Future lectures:

  • November 2: “Vila Viva Favela Redesign, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.” Claudius Pereira, chief executive of the Agency for Housing and Urbanization for Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Dr. Fernando Lara, architect and professor at the University of Texas, Austin, discuss the redesign of the Vila Viva Favela, winner of a Metropolis Award.
  • November 16: “Designing the High Line from Behind the Scenes, New York City.” Robert Hammond, co-founder and executive director of Friends of the High Line, speaks about the project, winner of an AIA Urban Design Award and an ASLA Honor Award.
  • November 30: “Designing Radical Transformation with the Orangi Pilot Project, Karachi, Pakistan.” Arif Hasan, architect, planner, and consultant and chair of the Urban Resource Centre in Karachi, discusses the Orangi Pilot Project, winner of a World Habitat Award.


6 East 16th Street, 12th Floor, Room 1200

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served