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Distance and Cities: where do we stand?


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Speaker(s): Professor Gerald Frug, Dr Asher Ghertner, Patrik Schumacher, Professor Richard Sennett, Dr Fran Tonkiss, Professor Larry Vale
Chair: Justin McGuirk

Recorded on 19 May 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

This panel discussion will examine the concept of distance when writing about cities. How does this concept remain relevant to urban disciplines? And how does it both inform and limit research on cities?

Gerald Frug is Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Asher Ghertner is a lecturer in human geography at LSE. Justin McGuirk is the Design Critic, The Guardian. Patrik Schumacher is partner at Zaha Hadid Architects and founding director at the AA Design Research Lab. Richard Sennett is professor of sociology at the University of Cambridge, NYU and emeritus professor at LSE. Fran Tonkiss is reader in sociology, and director of the Cities Programme at LSE. Larry Vale is Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning at MIT.

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