Building Resilient Public Spaces in a Time of Crisis

Mar 13, 2024

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Searing heat. Raging wildfires. Poisoned air. Catastrophic flooding. New diseases. Since 2020, we’ve become more aware of how disasters strain the fabric of communities, disrupting people’s ability to gather, support, and protect each other. This context makes social infrastructure – particularly well designed, accessible public spaces – essential to the resilience of communities. Our panel will bring together an architect, a sociologist, and a leader of a cultural institution to discuss the multiple dimensions of designing, building, and activating public spaces for community resilience.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Sean Decatur
Sean Decatur

American Museum of Natural History

photo of Jeanne Gang
Jeanne Gang

Studio Gang

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Eric Klinenberg

New York University

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