Urban Palimpsest: Destruction and Renewal
Within this theme, we explore:
Why do we build cities in uninhabitable places?
Are cities more critical to our survival than rural areas?
What importance should we place on the layers of meaning within a city?
Is it wise to rebuild cities that have been devastated by natural disasters and may be again?
What does it take to rebuild a city?
Can we separate emotion from the discussion of a city’s contributions to the world?