Have you ever stopped mid-crosswalk, looked at the rapidly changing, growing, and moving metropolis around you and thought, how does this all work? Kate Ascher's The Works: Anatomy of a City (The Penguin Press; November 7th, 2005; $35.00) answers questions about the way things function in the modern city, from how the electricity works to where the garbage goes, shedding light on the traditionally obscure-but critically important-parts of municipal life. Introductions and discussion led by Amanda Burden, Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning.
Organized by: Center for Architecture
Speaker: Kate Ascher received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Government from the London School of Economics and her B.A. in Political Science from Brown University. Kate formerly served as Assistant Director of the Port at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and worked overseas in corporate finance before taking up her current position with the City of New York as Executive Vice-President of the Economic Development Corporation.
Amanda Burden, Hon. AIANY, an urban planner and civic activist, is Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning. Ms. Burden spearheads Mayor Bloomberg's economic development initiatives with comprehensive planning designed to catalyze commercial and residential development.
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