In the 1980s and 1990s, the trend in urban design shifted from the global planning approach—exemplified by the urban master plans of the 1950s and 1960s—to a sector based approach favouring gradual change rather than the rebuilding of cities. Urban Revisions: Current Projects for the Public Realm examines the physical and social space of the city, as seen by contemporary architects, urban designers, and planners.

The implicit aim of this travelling exhibition is to present projects currently on the drawing boards or under construction that represent a critical rethinking of traditional practices in urban design and planning. Rather than seeking to define a movement or to uphold a specific formal or ideological position, Urban Revisions offers a selection of new, sensitive approaches illustrating the diversity of contemporary thought on the city.

Curated by Elizabeth Smith, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Organized by MOCA.


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