2008 L'Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design

Paul Goldberger

December 2, 2008
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW • Washington, D.C.

"Revisiting Learning from Las Vegas"

Paul GoldbergerThe New Yorker's architecture critic revisits Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's seminal book, Learning from Las Vegas. Thirty-five years after the book's initial release, this presentation asks whether we can still learn from Las Vegas.

Goldberger is author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Up From Zero. He is also the Joseph Urban Professor of Design and Architecture at The New School in New York City.

The National Building Museum and the American Planning Association (APA) established the annual L'Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design to draw attention to critical issues in city and regional planning in the United States. The annual lecture features leading figures in planning, architecture, urban design, governance, and other fields.

The L'Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design is named for Pierre Charles L'Enfant, who created the acclaimed plan for Washington, D.C.

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