IIT College of Architecture Dean Wiel Arets Will Speak at 2014 AAAS Conference

IIT College of Architecture Dean Wiel Arets will participate in a panel discussion entitled “The Future of Cities: Dense or Dispersed?” at the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting taking place at 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 15 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in the Grand Ballroom A. This session is co-organized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Arets will join Antony Wood, Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; John Ronan, IIT College of Architecture Professor and Lead Designer and Founding Principal of John Ronan Architects; William Baker, Structural Engineering Partner for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; Francesca Birks, Senior Consultant & Facilitator at Arup; Saskia Sassen, the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University; and Virginia Parks, an Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago to discuss the implications of people living and working in denser areas.

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