Join AIA California’s Urban Design Committee for a series of relevant conversations at the intersection of public health and urban design as we look to the future of urban living beyond the pandemic. Interdisciplinary experts will discuss how urban design fosters cities to become more resilient, maintain sustainable density, improve livability for all in the public realm, and what opportunities and challenges the design profession faces in the future.
In the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic come today’s stark reality, and a dramatic shift from commercial office space to the shelter-at-home live/work paradigm. With many companies hedging and slow to reopening, they’ve encouraged their educated workforce to telecommute from home, leaving office buildings abandoned and unoccupied. And many of these workers have successfully adapted to balancing the challenges of work and family life. The irony; when a home doesn’t necessarily have to be tied to a company’s workplace location, the three-decades old jobs/housing imbalance, overnight, has ended in the zombie/office apocalypse. Learn how Live/Work will permanently transform our physical urban and suburban communities.
Ric. Abramson, FAIA
Jonathan Segal, FAIA
Adrianne Steichen, AIA - Moderator