Infrastructure, Architecture And Urban Identity

Infrastructure, Architecture And Urban Identity

Bridges, bus shelters and telephone poles are critical to making a city go -- but infrastructure also plays a vital role in shaping the aesthetic identity of an urban area.

The basic infrastructure of a city is part of what makes it go. But functional structures like bridges, train stations, bus shelters and telephone poles also shape what a city looks and feels like from an aesthetic perspective. Architect, urban planner and Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis joins us in studio to explore how functional infrastructure can also be beautiful architecture -- and how the combination of those elements contributes to the identity of a city.

Guests

Roger Lewis

Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park

Roger Lewis Cartoons About Infrastructure

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