A decade ago, urban scholars lamented the devolution of public space as a vital arena for social interaction and public action. Redevelopment has rendered many allegedly public spaces incapable of hosting the sort of informal, unexpected encounters that should happen in a city. Today, however, after the political appropriation of Tajir Square in Cairo and Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, as well as the contested space of our Downtown Mall, suggests that there is broader recognition of the social agency of public space. Join Professor Meyer for a spirited conversation about future models for public space in our cities and suburbs!
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