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McKelvey School of Engineering

Designing the American City: Aspirations and Urban Form

Wednesday, February 24 | 11:30 AM

Virtual Event

Alex Krieger, FAIA, will deliver an online lecture presented by the Sam Fox School's Master of Urban Design program.

Krieger is professor of urban design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and principal at NBBJ, a global architecture and planning firm. He has directed downtown and urban waterfront plans in American and international cities, including the reconstruction of the Bund in Shanghai. He has chaired the Department of Urban Planning and Design on three occasions, served as director of the Urban Design program, and the director of the NEA Mayor's Institute on City Design. He remains an advisor to mayors and their planning staffs, and serves on a number of boards and commissions, including the U.S. Fine Arts Commission in Washington, D.C. He has published widely on American urbanization, including his most recent book, City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America From the Puritans to the Present.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society



Event Contact

Melissa Meinzer | mmeinzer@wustl.edu

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