Architecture History + Theory Guest Lecture: CJ Lim “Smartcities, Resilient Landscapes,” Thursday, February 27, Robin Evans Room (M416), Marylebone Campus, 18:30

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When: Thursday, 27th of February, 18:30

Where: Robin Evans Room (M416), Marylebone Campus

The Thursday evening guest lecture series continues this week with a lecture by Bartlett professor of Architecture and Urbanism, CJ Lim. The lecture will outline his new book, Smartcities, Resilient Landscapes and Eco-warriors.

The book represents a crucial voice in the discourse of climate change and the potential opportunities to improve the ecological function of existing habitats or create new landscapes which are considered beneficial to local ecology and resilience. The notion of the Smartcity is developed through a series of international case studies, some commissioned by government organisations, others speculative and polemic. Following on from the success of the first edition ‘Smartcities + Eco-Warriors’ (2010), this second edition has nine new case studies, and additional ecological sustainability studies covering the romance of trees.  

CJ Lim is the Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Bartlett, UCL. His teaching and design research focus are on multi-disciplinary innovative interpretations of social, political, and environmental sustainability programmes in urban planning, architecture and landscape. He is the recipient of the Royal Academy of Arts London ‘Grand Architecture Prize’. His authored books include ‘Smartcities + Eco-warriors’ (2010), ‘Short Stories: London in two-and-a-half Dimensions’ (2011), ‘Food City’ (2014) and ‘Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban future?’ (2017).

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