Past Event

Emergency Urbanism and Preventive Infrastructures

December 1, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Communities, cities, and nations have been confronted with a myriad of urban challenges: inequality, urban density, lack of adequate physical and social infrastructure, access to affordable housing, environmental health risks, and more. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed and aggravated these challenges. Measures to contain the virus is disrupting public life, altering social coherence, and affecting the built environment.

The Emergency Urbanism and Preventive Infrastructure webinar will explore how cities have responded to environmental disasters and disease outbreaks and investigate the interventions required to mitigate the effects of such emergencies. The panelists will provide insight into the preventive systems that are installed, required, and used in emergency anticipation and response.

Introduction by: Jawad Dukhgan, Associate Director, Studio-X Amman

Moderated by: Mark Wasiuta, Co-Director of the Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture program, Columbia University


Mona Fawaz, Professor of Urban Planning and Studies in the Department of Architecture and Design, American University of Beirut

Murat Güney, Researcher and the Coordinator for international cooperation, Istanbul Planning Agency

Pedro Rivera, Architect, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University