The “President” Trump election, Brexit, and rising nationalism here and abroad have called many things into question, including how we situate the built environment in an overall field of priorities, and they come at a time when the social implications of design have been increasingly prominent. That rise has been predicated on a social democratic philosophy which suggests that the built environment is a public resource. Many public goods (e.g. clean air, clean water) already are under assault. Does the built environment require a new form of defense? If so, what is it?
Join us for a panel discussion with Amy Ress, Program Director, Resilient by Design; Brian Tucker, Founder, GeoHazards International; and David Baker, David Baker Architects; moderated by John King, Urban Design Critic, San Francisco Chronicle. Thanks to the Curry Stone Design Prize in partnership with the Autodesk Foundation for hosting this event.