The CUDC’s Future City Sessions are an exploration of emerging ideas in urban design and citymaking. These sessions, developed with the support of The George Gund Foundation, will take place in the fall and winter of 2015/16.

Each session will begin with a public presentation or workshop on a specific topic by a leading national thinker.  Following the public session, we will host a smaller, facilitated conversation over a meal with our guest speaker and a thoughtfully selected group of Greater Clevelanders. During these conversations, we can explore big and useful ideas in a comfortable setting, and uncover new directions in urban design that will be relevant locally and on a broader scale.

These conversations will be captured and published as a book or a series of pamphlets so the discoveries made in conversation can be shared with the widest possible audience.


McLain Clutter - Architect, Writer & Professor

Sergio Lopez-Pineiro - Architect, Writer & Professor

Marc Norman - Director, UPSTATE at Syracuse University

Matthias Hollwich - Architect at HWKN Architecture

Charles Waldheim - John E. Irving Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design