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McKelvey School of Engineering

Faculty Publication Discussion: 'Designing the Modern City- Urbanism Since 1850'

Friday, October 22 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Weil Hall, Kuehner Court

This faculty publication discussion will center on Designing the Modern City: Urbanism Since 1850, written by Eric P. Mumford, the Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture. The comprehensive survey traces the global history of urbanism and urban design from the industrial revolution to the present.

As part of the event, several invited panelists will share their perspectives on how architects have attempted to shape the form of cities under the ongoing conditions of modernization. Each speaker will focus on how a topic from the book relates to design issues that they have addressed or considered in their practice or considered as historians. Robert McCarter, the Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture, will serve as moderator.

Please note that for all in-person events, attendees must adhere to Washington University’s public health requirements, including the latest events and meetings protocol. Guests will be required to show a successful self-screening result and wear a mask at all times.

The event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Learn more about the publication. View the event schedule.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society



Event Contact

Melissa Meinzer | mmeinzer@wustl.edu

Speaker Information


Kenneth Frampton, Ware Chair of Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University
Jennifer Yoos, FAIA, LEED AP; Principal/CEO of VJAA 
Igor Marjanović, William Ward Watkin Dean and Professor, Rice Architecture


Robert McCarter, Ruth & Norman Moore Professor of Architecture, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis

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