Open City: NY-Paris



Nisha Agarwal
Jean-Louis Missika
Saskia Sassen
Moderated by Michael Kimmelman

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs | 1.5 HSW

This event is organized by The Institute for Public Architecture and co-sponsored by The Irwin S Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union, The Architectural League of New York, AIANY Housing Committee, AIANY Planning & Urban Design Committee.

In the wake of the volatile situation many refugees face in Europe, and with the Trump Administration’s proposed immigration ban and the questioning of US Sanctuary City status, the Institute for Public Architecture is launching the Open City series. The series will look at the challenges and solutions to supporting and housing vulnerable populations in our city centers, including refugees, emergency shelter populations, and disaster victims. Jean-Louis Missika will present two humanitarian centers recently opened in Paris. Panelists will then discuss New York and Paris initiatives meant to support immigrants and other vulnerable populations in inclusive communities.

Nisha Agarwal is the Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Michael Kimmelman is the New York Times Architecture Critic
Jean-Louis Missika is Paris’ Deputy Mayor of Architecture, Planning and Economic Development
Saskia Sassen is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University

Time & Place
Friday, March 10, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Rose Auditorium, The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
New York
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations required via Institute for Public Architecture's Eventbrite page