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Visiting Professor Paul Lukez’s book Transforming the Mid-Polis involves Roger Williams University students and faculty with other US and Chinese schools, leading theorists and practitioners

November 2nd, 2012 by Anonymous

2010 Visiting Professor of Architecture Paul Lukez’s book, Transforming the Mid-Polis is nearing completion, co-edited by Lukez and China’s Bao Li.  The editors gather the work of leading figures and firms active in contemporary world architecture, urbanism and the arts alongside students taught by Lukez at Southwest University, Nanjing; Washington University, St. Louis and Roger Williams University to evaluate the “Mid-Polis” condition—between the city center and the suburban fringe--worldwide. A framework of theory, precedents, analysis, strategies, design and artistic responses underpinnings are provided by leading figures including Ken Yeang, Wiel Arets, He Zhining, Nashid Nabian and Carlo Ratti, Dong Wei and the editors; with design responses by Interboro, LIN Architects, LTL Architects, DR D Lab, WSP Architects, Monolab, Urbanus, Wiel Arets Architects, Paul Lukez Architecture, and artistic responses from Julie Mehretu, Sarah McKenzie, and Benjamin Edward. Roger Williams University SAAHP Dean Stephen White provides the Foreword for the book, placing the work in context.