April 29th, 2020
4:00PM - 5:00PM

A recording of this program is available. 


Open House New York invites you to a conversation with OHNY executive director Gregory Wessner and Vishaan Chakrabarti for a live virtual conversation on density. Vishaan Chakrabarti is the Founder and Creative Director of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, and the incoming William W. Wurster Dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley.

Chakrabarti’s acclaimed book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America (Metropolis Books, 2013), argues that a more urban United States would result in a more prosperous, sustainable, joyous, and socially mobile nation. This conversation will explore why current fears about density are misplaced, and what we should be thinking about as we begin to shape New York’s future.


This conversation is free and open to the public and will be hosted live on GoToWebinar. Register today to receive an access link to the live webinar and to be notified once a recording is available after the event.

Note: GoToWebinar works best with Google Chrome. For tips and recommendations, check out our audio guide.

Conversations on the City 2020 is a series of conversations about the enduring value of cities at a moment of uncertainty about the future of urban life. Each conversation is organized around a broad theme, but all will explore the abiding joy of living an urban life–why cities continue to thrive, what propels them forward, and why our need for the human connection that cities make possible will always prevail over whatever challenges that may arise.