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Women’s Auxiliary Webinar: “Great Planned Cities of the World”

Passport to the World with Professor Barry Goldsmith

Planned cities date back centuries and require much time, effort, power, and capital.

Why build a planned city? How are planned cities created? What makes a planned city different? Does planning make a city better? Which are the best planned cities?

When man stepped out of caves and decided what to build — and where — planned cities were born. Great Planned Cities takes you from ancient cities to modern on six continents. Cities mirror technological advances in warfare to transportation. When canon replaced arrows — city walls became ring boulevards. When trains arrived — garden cities were born.

Democrats and despots — even popes — build new cities. Is the result different? Great Planned Cities takes you to new “compromise” capitals such as Canberra — and new capital cities for new countries such as Dhaka. As people grow and change — so do cities — with planned new sections of old cities such as Edinburgh — or totally transformed cities such as Paris. Having been to 117 countries and thousands of cities — Prof Goldsmith’s Great Planned Cities also doubles as a travelogue.

Prof. Goldsmith’s career spans travel and culture — lecturing at museums from the Smithsonian to the Hermitage, embassies — as well lecturing at travel shows around the world — about the world. Prof. Goldsmith leads press trips around the world for hotels, airlines and government tourist boards.

The Zoom link for this event will be sent out the day before and the day of the webinar. Please register no later than 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 17 to receive the link. 

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Date
Feb 17
Time
6:15 PM
Contact

212-744-1400 ext. 235

womaux@emanuelnyc.org

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Date
Feb 17
Time
6:15 PM
Contact

212-744-1400 ext. 235

womaux@emanuelnyc.org

Register Here