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Queer Urbanism and Design: Past, Present, Future - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 18, 2019 8:30am ‐ Nov 18, 2019 10:00am

Credits: None available.

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An interdisciplinary team from the fields of landscape design, planning, and art examines LGBTQ cultural ecologies in New York City to develop Queer Urbanism Design Guidelines. This presentation uses historical case studies to examine the intersections of urban economics, queer theory, and design criticism.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Gain a working definition of “queerness” as it applies to landscape and urban design practices.
  • Understand the historic development of urban spaces in New York City, including the shifting economic conditions that have shaped Times Square and the Meatpacking District.
  • Examine the social implications of landscape architecture and urban design.
  • Develop Queer Urbanism best management practices.


  • Sam Sikanas, ASLA, Landscape and Urban Designer, W Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Addison Vawters, Planner and Arts Administrator, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc)
  • Emilio Martinez, Artist, Designer, and Organizer, Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc)


  • 1.50 - PDH

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