SHAPING RURAL FUTURES

May 31, 2024
Hosted by Carie Penabad

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Join us on the next episode of ON CITIES, as we delve into the work of Liminal, a non-profit research and design group dedicated to revitalizing Italy’s rural towns. We will explore how Liminal leverages the rich cultural and historical heritage of these towns, turning them into hubs of research and innovation. Discover how their multi-disciplinary approach, encompassing urban planning, architecture, economics, urban law and development is searching for cohesive and sustainable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing Italy’s rural areas, including depopulation, disinvestment and infrastructural decay. Tune in Friday, May 31 at 11:00 AM EST, 8:00 AM PST on the Voice America Variety Channel to hear their inspiring story and ideas for a vibrant and resilient future for the Italian countryside; and connect to all previous episodes on your favorite podcast platform. https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/4119/on-cities.

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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