Lecture | AIA NY Cocktails and Conversation

Moshe Safdie discusses Implementing Infrastructure and Megascale

Moshe Safdie joins author and curator Donald Albrecht at the Center for Architecture in New York to discuss the state of American projects and public works, the potential for innovation with the recently signed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, and the impressive achievements of implementing large scale projects in other countries. Speaking to the process of delivering large scale projects intimately and seamlessly tied with urban infrastructure, he emphasizes the necessity for collaborative models in the industry between both public and private entities.

“Planning in the United States, for 25-30 years, has been a dirty word. That’s a problem. Planning has to be respectable; it has to be something that people believe in.” 

– Moshe Safdie

AIA New York's Cocktails & Conversation is a series of dialogues about design that joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator, or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. A custom cocktail, inspired by Moshe Safdie and his work, was served at the event. 

Published in Events on March 25, 2022

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