Transforming Failed Freeways into Successful City Streets - Forum at Redwood City
Transforming Failed Freeways into Successful City Streets
Boris Dramov, FAIA
Wednesday, December 1, 2004
$10.00 fee payable at door
NO RSVP REQUIRED
BORIS DRAMOV, FAIA, will be speaking at �The Forum at Redwood City: A Continuing Conversation on City Design� on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2004, from 6:00 - 7:45pm! Don�t miss this provocative discussion on TRANSFORMING FAILED FREEWAYS INTO SUCCESSFUL CITY STREETS and how fixing our streets can restore community and create a sense of place. Please join us as Mr. Dramov shares his innovative k and discuss the implications of these ideas for the state highways and streets in our own communities.
From San Francisco to Oakland to Seattle to Portland to the South Bronx, cities across the country are deconstructing freeways in order to repair the urban fabric and restore a sense of community. On December 1st, Boris Dramov, the recipient of this year�s National AIA Urban Design Award of Excellence, will share his thoughts on how reconstructing streets and highways can help us create more livable environments and create a sense of place. Learn how we can plan and build for transportation in a way that contributes to the urban environment, creates a more livable community, and provides opportunities for development, housing and open space.
Principal of ROMA Design Group, Boris Dramov is a talented architect and urban designer whose work was featured in the 1996 PBS Special, �Back from the Brink.� Mr. Dramov has established a reputation for design excellence and commitment to the improvement of the urban environment both in the United States and abroad. His work has focused on the transformation of the post-industrial city, the creation of livable communities and the design of public spaces. Over the past twenty years, his completed projects have addressed issues related to the revitalization of historic urban centers and enhancing the identity and livability of cities, towns and regions.
Mr. Dramov�s recent work includes the redevelopment of the northeast waterfront in San Francisco, which resulted in the reuse of obsolete industrial and transportation facilities and the creation of the new residential mixed use South Beach and Rincon Point neighborhoods. Following the earthquake in 1989, he designed the necklace of public improvements along the Bay in the area liberated by the removal of the earthquake-damaged Embarcadero Freeway and centered on a major open space and new civic plaza at the historic cross-roads of the city and adjacent to the landmark Ferry Building. Mr. Dramov also designed the new Downtown Ferry Terminal, including the waterborne berthing facilities and the associated pedestrian improvements.
Mr. Dramov was a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University in 1980; he received a Master�s of Architecture from Columbia University in 1970; and a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Southern California in 1966. He is a registered Architect and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
We invite you to join the region�s top planners, architects, designers and community leaders as they gather in Redwood City for an exciting evening of engaging presentation and lively dialogue.
About the Forum
The Forum at Redwood City is jointly produced by Communities By Design (CBD), a local nonprofit, and the City of Redwood City, with assistance from MIG. The fee for the Forum is $10 (payable at the door, checks or cash). No RSVP is required. The Forum will be held at the Little Fox Theatre, located at 2209 Broadway in Redwood City. (Click here for parking information.) Doors open at 5:30pm. (Please note that due to State regulations, attendance at the Little Fox Theatre is limited to persons over 21.) The presentation and discussion will be followed by an optional, no-host dinner with the speaker at a nearby restaurant in downtown Redwood City.
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The Forum at Redwood City: A Continuing Conversation on City Design continues the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, now through May 2005. We hope to see you on DECEMBER 1st!
For a summary of last month�s talk on �Affordable Housing and the Role of Design� by Michael Pyatok and summaries of past Forums, visit http://www.redwoodcity.org/misc/morehottopics/forum.html