Join us in a discussion of the past, present, and future of escape in the city. Brent D. Ryan, Associate Professor of Urban Design and Public Policy at MIT; Jeffrey Shumaker, Deputy Chief Urban Designer for the City of New York; Elihu Rubin, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Yale University; and more, will examine the fluctuating perceptions of the city’s relationship to escape—tracking its evolution from 19th-century land of opportunity, to 20th-century land of urban flight, and on to today’s megalopolis as a place that people escape to, from, and within.

Registration for the event is at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8874607189. More information about the event series is available at www.vanalen.org/elsewhere.

This event is presented as part of Elsewhere: Escape and the Urban Landscape, an initiative exploring the experience of escape in the urban environment.

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