Imperatives of Urbanism


Spring 2013

Jeffrey Inaba, instructor

The urban design proposals done during the early part of an architect’s career are informative of the architects’ intellectual stakes in architecture as a whole. They reveal their priorities as designers and thinkers and, to that extent, are of relevance to architecture debates today. The arguments they make for the project’s realization shed light onto what they believe to be disciplinary issues that need to be urgently addressed. To that extent, the imperatives they describe for urbanism bring to light what they believe to be imperative for architecture itself.