Thursday, February 6, 2014

SUNDAY: Next Episode of WHY? Radio: "The Urbanization of Happiness" with guests Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman.

WHY? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life presents:

"The Urbanization of Happiness"
A discussion with Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman.
Sunday, February 9, 5 p.m. central time.

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 If you were building a city, how would you design it to create a happy public? How would you create spaces for people to gather, together, and enjoy one another as a group, as a city? Join Why? Radio as we examine what cities mean, ask how they should be designed, and look at their history. 

Fonna Forman is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Sand Diego and founding Co-Director of the UCSD Center on Global Justice.  She serves on the steering committees of the UCSD Global Health Initiative, the Global Health minor, the Urban Studies and Planning Program, and IICAS; and is participant in various international initiatives and policy networks focused on international human rights and global cooperation.

Teddy Cruz is Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, Sand Diego. He is recognized internationally for his urban research of the Tijuana-San Diego border, advancing border immigrant neighborhoods as sites of cultural production, from which to rethink urban policy, affordable housing and civic infrastructure.

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