Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
Monday, January 25, 2016
5:30pm - 7:00 pm
Center for Architecture & Design
1801 McGee, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64108
Join the Kansas City Metropolitan Section of the American Planning Association (KCAPA) and University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Architecture, Urban Planning + Design program as we view William H. Whyte's highly influential architecture and planning film "Social Life of Small Urban Places". Whyte's classic 1980 study of New York Plazas presents an engaging and informative tour of the urban landscape; he covers a total of 16 plazas, 3 small parks and discusses the successes and failures of each.
The film is approximately 58 minutes in length. Following its viewing, a discussion on urban space, form, public and social interaction will be facilitated by Dr. Frisch, Associate Professor and Director of Urban Planning + Design at UMKC. He will address topics covered in the film, as well as the enduring legacy of William H. Whyte's work and how it's still taught in academic settings today.
Food/Drinks: KCAPA will be providing snacks and beverages
Professional Credits: 1.5 CM (pending)