Environmental Affairs Symposium - Panel: Birth, Life, and Death of Cities
Date: 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT October 13, 2011 Location: Stamm Hall
Cities have life histories. They are born, they grow and expand, and they may even become “world cities” of global ubiquity. But cities also can reach a critical peak, lose potency, and falter. From natural disasters to economic busts, history reveals the range of factors that can kill or shrink a city. What sparks the birth of a city? What gives a city vitality? Do cities ever truly “die,” and what does that look like? This panel will explore these questions with perspectives both modern and historical.