Thursday, April 24, 2008

WALKER ART CENTER
Next Exit: The Shifting Landscape of Suburbia
I moderated this panel discussion at the Walker Art Center. Here's a description: "In today’s expanding metropolitan areas, the lines between urban and suburban are rapidly blurring. Population growth, immigration, and transportation are among the many factors that city planners, designers, and developers confront as they prepare for the next million people to move into Minnesota’s suburbs. Join panelists Lance Nekar of the Metropolitan Design Center, Dan Bergin of Twin Cities Public Television, Michael Lander of Lander Group, and others for a discussion about the challenges and successes of new suburban design, how suburbs are becoming destination environments, and the cultural implications of these shifts." The video is available here. (Photo: Greg Stimac, Mowing the Lawn (Chandler, Arizona), 2005/2006)