Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Julio Perez. Havana, Cuba
  • Lecture
  • 2/18/2011
  • 12:00-13:30
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: School of Architecture, Design & Planning
Event Description
Julio César Pérez is a practicing Cuban architect, urban planner and urban designer, professor, and author of the book Inside Cuba, published by Taschen Editions, 2006, and of A Master Plan for XXI Century Havana, a comprehensive urban plan for the future development of the capital of Cuba that aspires to both the preservation of the heritage and to the creation of new urban and economic values.

Pérez is a leading contributor to the concept and practice of "Sustainable Urbanism," in which sustainability encompasses the whole of human activity--it must reconcile human needs with ecological imperatives. Thus, when it comes to place-making, a holistic approach must guide the analysis and provide the necessary frame that takes into account both tradition and innovation to create healthy places with economic balance and social integration.