Built Environments: The Role of Architecture in Constructing Our Lives


Speaker: David Greusel – Founding Principal, Convergence Design


This session will explore ways that citizens can engage with their community to promote human flourishing in the built environment. Easily taken for granted, the built environment of our city is shaped both by design (the architects, engineers and planners who design and build things) and by policy (elected officials and boards who decide what gets built and how). Despite our enormous wealth, our cities sometimes look as if we had lost the Second World War rather than won it.

In this session, we will explore some of the underlying ideas that have led to the way our city looks today, and examine options for creating a more just, ordered and humane city for our children and grandchildren to live in tomorrow. Recommended for anyone who is interested in the way our city looks and works.

Who Might Find This Helpful

City dwellers, suburbanites, homeowners, renters, drivers, bikers, walkers, parents, students, designers, architects, engineers, planners, city officials. Basically anyone who cares about what their city looks like.

Topics: Architecture
Conferences: CG2013
Church: Christ Community Church, Kansas City