A New Charter of Athens, by Richard Sennett

Post date: Oct 9, 2015 8:10:01 AM

A NEW CHARTER OF ATHENS, by RICHARD SENNETT, 10 NOVEMBER, 2015, 5:30 PMThe Cambridge Department of Architecture invites you to the Sir Arthur Marshall Lecture by Professor Richard Sennett at 5:30 on Tuesday 10 November 2015. The event is hosted by the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge where Professor Sennett is Sir Arthur Marshall Visiting Professor in Urban Design. The lecture will be held at the Faculty of Law, West Road, Cambridge. There will be a reception afterwards.Richard has written the following about the lecture: 'Next year sees the opening of Habitat III, the environmental congress held every twenty years by the United Nations. For this event, a manifesto is being prepared about the design of cities. It aims to replace the guidance given by Le Corbusier and others nearly a century ago, in document they called "The Charter of Athens." The new Charter of Athens addresses issues emerging in the 21rst Century about environmental crises, the uses of technology and big data, and the challenge of social inclusion. The lecture serves as an introduction to this modest proposal.'

This promises to be a significant milestone in contemporary urban thinking. There is no charge for tickets, but places must be booked in advance from:


For further info please contact the event organisers - the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge.