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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Bring Back the Airport in the Lake!: Aerotropolis discussed October 24, unknown Mies this Wednesday - new October events
According to Kenan Institute director John D. Kasarda, Korea's Songdo City is the new Eden, a "Smart City" in which the government of South Korean filled in nearly six square miles of tidal wetlands on a migratory bird flight path and turned them over to developers as a tabula rasa to create from scratch a massive city "built by companies for companies."
Kasarda, author of Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next, will be discussing his work at an October 24th event sponsored by the Chaddick Institute.
October Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events. This Wednesday, October 19th, at Crown Hall, 11:30 a.m. IIT, Carsten Krohn will be discussing The unknown Mies, the "crypto-classical" houses of the architect's early career.
There are still over three dozen events to come this month. Check them all out on the October 2011 Calendar of Chicago Architectural Events.
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