Panel Discussion with Harvey Molotch and Davide Ponzini, co-authors of “The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress”


Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:00pm


MIT, Room 3-133

Harvey Molotch, Emeritus Professor, New York University
Davide Ponzini, Professor, Politecnico di Milano
Neil Brenner, Professor of Urban Theory, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Rosie Bsheer, Professor of History, Harvard University
Bish Sanyal, Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning, MIT

Harvey Molotch is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at both NYU and University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include the classic Urban Fortunes (with John Logan), Where Stuff Comes From, and Against Security. His awards include, most recently, the Du Bois Award for Career of Distinguished Achievement from the American Sociological Association.

Davide Ponzini is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milano. He has also been a visiting scholar at Yale, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Sciences Po Paris and Visiting Professor at TU Munich. Among recent publications, he is co-author (with Pier Carlo Palermo) of the book Place-Making and Urban Development and (with the photographer Michele Nastasi) Starchitecture: Scenes, Actors, and Spectacles in Contemporary Cities.

Location: MIT Room 3-133

Molotch H., Ponzini D. (2019, Eds) The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress, New York University Press
Harvey Molotch at NYU
Politecnico di Milano – Transnational Architecture and Urbanism research unit

Free and open to the public.