American Roundtable: Call for Proposals


Century Wind Project, Blairsburg, Iowa, 2008, Mitch Epstein, courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Century Wind Project, Blairsburg, Iowa, 2008, Mitch Epstein, courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

American Roundtable is a new Architectural League initiative, which will bring together on-the-ground perspectives on the condition of American communities and what they need to thrive going forward.

The evolving American economy is significantly changing the landscapes we live in, creating ever harsher extremes, from ascendant places prospering in the information and services era, to declining cities and towns which have not recovered from the disappearance of manufacturing or the industrialization of agriculture. Urban, suburban, and rural America are all being transformed by changing economic drivers, new patterns of mobility, the ongoing effects of racism, a volatile political climate, the impacts of climate change, and other forces.

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