Makeshift Metropolis

February 23, 2024
Hosted by Carie Penabad

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In this upcoming episode of ON CITIES, acclaimed author Witold Rybczynski provides a forward-looking perspective on urban planning. In discussion with host Carie Penabad, Rybczynski seamlessly weaves historical insights with future predictions, guiding listeners through the evolution of American cities from colonial planning to the 21st-century age of the market. The conversation highlights projects like the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the new Israeli city of Modi'in as contemporary examples that challenge the conventional notions of urban living, urging listeners to envision the possibility of creating the "cities we want" through an alternative blueprint for the future design of our built world. Tune in Friday, February 23rd at 11:00 AM EST, 8:00 PST on the Voice America Variety Channel; and connect to all previous episodes on Apple iTunes, Spotify or your favorite podcast platform.

On Cities

Fridays at 8 AM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Did you know that the quality of our daily lives is directly influenced by the design of our built environment? Our homes, our work, the way we move, and where we play are all shaped by the design of our cities. This thought-provoking, new show from architect, urban designer, and educator Carie Penabad, examines the complex forces that shape the making of our physical world. Lively conversations with leading experts in a variety of fields engage some of the greatest challenges facing our cities today including climate change, affordable housing, embedded technologies, infrastructure design, the arts, urban policy, social mobility, and much, much more. Tune in every Friday at 11 AM (EST) 8 AM (PST) so that together we can design a better world.

Carie Penabad

Carie Penabad is an architect, urban designer and educator. A graduate of both the University of Miami School of Architecture and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Penabad is principal of the Miami-based architecture firm of CÚRE & PENABAD The work of the firm is dedicated to creating an architecture of place where the design of buildings and the making of better cities is inextricably linked. The firm has received numerous awards including nearly twenty American Institute of Architects prizes. Most recently, the firm received the prestigious Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York. This international competition recognizes individuals with a distinct design voice and a significant body of realized work. Parallel to her practice, Penabad is engaged in teaching, writing and research. She is currently a Professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture; and in 2013 was appointed the Louis I Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University. Her publications include Marion Manley: Miami’s First Women Architect (University of Georgia Press, 2010); Call to Order: Sustaining Simplicity in Architecture (ORO Publishers, 2018) and the forthcoming book: Made in Miami/Hecho en Miami (ORO Publishers, 2023).

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