URBANbuild:
local_global

Ila Berman and Mona El Khafif


In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, an intensive two year program initiated at Tulane University School of Architecture called URBANbuild was established to actively the support the rehabilitation of the city of New Orleans. This unique double-sided book covers both a 'local' view of urban development, by looking inward toward the city of New Orleans and its redevelopment, as well as a 'global' view, through extensive international research and statistical data meant to inform and contextualize the 'local' practice. A great resource for any student or professional focused on urban development.

Ila Berman, Director of Architecture at the California College of the Arts and Principal of the interdisciplinary design firm studioMatrixx, is an architect theorist who holds a doctorate in architectural history, theory and criticism from Harvard University’s Graduate of Design.

Mona El Khafif is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Project Coordinator of the CCA URBANlab. She holds a professional architecture degree from the RWTH in Aachen Germany and a doctorate in urban design from the TU in Vienna.

8.25” x 12” cloth, dos-a-dos 464 pp., Fall 2009

978-0-9795508-9-8

$60