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City ChoreographerLawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America$
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Alison Bick Hirsch

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816679782

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816679782.001.0001

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Choreography and the Contemporary City

Choreography and the Contemporary City

(p.267) Conclusion Choreography and the Contemporary City
City Choreographer

Alison Bick Hirsch

University of Minnesota Press

The Conclusion summarizes the broad arguments of the book and projects them forward. The concluding analysis demonstrates, in particular, how Halprin’s open choreographic method (in ideal application) anticipated the theories that currently drive the practice of landscape architecture and how those aspects of his process that have been long overlooked might enrich a contemporary approach to designing the city. With the powerful forces of urbanization continuing to shape globalizing cities throughout the world, reflecting on a process that attempts to mitigate some of the disorienting effects and reinstate a robust public life of stimulating places and opportunities to act as part of a larger collective, becomes especially urgent.

Keywords:   Lawrence Halprin, Anna Halprin, urban renewal, landscape architecture, participatory planning, urban design, choreography, creative process

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