German Urban Planner Thomas Sieverts Featured On KUOW; Will Be At B/ IAS Thursday Beginning At 4pm

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Wednesday morning (July 1st), KUOW Radio featured German Urban planner Thomas Sieverts, who will be the featured guest at a “Nosh & Walk” event Thursday night, July 2nd at the Burien Interim Art Space, beginning at 4pm.

Sieverts coined the term “Zwischenstadt,” a book on the dissolution of the traditional European city, and the new form of urban landscape that emerges. The book was later republished in English under the title, “Where We Live Now.”

The term “Zwischenstadt” became popularized to mean an “in–between city,” or the city between the old historical centers and open countryside. He previously taught urban planning at the University of Visual Arts in Berlin and the Technical University in Darmstadt. He has run his own practice since 1978, and in 2000 jointly founded the architecture group, S.K.A.T.

Thursday night at B/ IAS, Sieverts will discuss Burien’s “Zwischedstadt-edness,” which should provide for some interesting discussion since this will be his first trip here.

Here’s an MP3 of KUOW’s interview with Sieverts:


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