4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT March 22, 2018

Future Infrastructures: The Over and Under of I-81

City Scripts and City Symposia

Free and open to the public

The symposium is the second in a series, made possible by a unique partnership between two internationally prominent colleges at Syracuse University, the School of Architecture and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.The partners believe their collaboration will insure that policy and design are at the forefront when confronting the challenges facing cities in the United States and around the world.

The event will be held in Slocum Auditorium, in Slocum Hall, home of the School of Architecture.

The goal of the symposium is to create an ongoing, interdisciplinary and applied dialogue that reaches beyond the university and, ultimately, influences both policy and design.

Future Infrastructures: The Over and Under of I-81 will focus on the choices for renovating or re-routing the I-81 elevated highway in Syracuse, New York from both urban design and public policy perspectives. This challenge facing the city engages a range of interdisciplinary issues and is emblematic of similar infrastructural questions confronting cities across world. 

Curated by: Syracuse Architecture associate professors Elizabeth Kamell and Lawrence Davis, undergraduate chair; Carol Faulkner, Maxwell School professor of history and associate dean; Grant Reeher, Director, Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Maxwell School    


Joseph Kane, Economist
Metropolitan Policy Program
Brookings Institution

Alex Krieger, Urban designer
Professor of Practice, Harvard University

Jonnell Robinson, Social geographer
Assistant Professor, Geography, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Ben Walsh, Mayor
City of Syracuse