Towards Sustainability: Changing the Urban Habitat and Habitus

  • Lecture
  • Panel Discussion

835 N Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Marco Kusumawijaya, the first UFI fellow, gave a lecture at the Schindler House presenting a range of social, cultural and political possibilities for creating more sustainable cities. Exploring both the urban habitat and its habitus—the lifestyles, tastes and daily practices of city residents—Kusumawijaya researched current and emerging initiatives aimed at creating more sustainable cities, including large-scale government programs, communities that practice urban agriculture and individuals who choose not to own cars.

The MAK Urban Future Initiative (UFI) ran from 2008-10 at the Fitzpatrick-Leland House and was dedicated to creating meaningful cross-cultural exchange about the challenges confronting cities worldwide.