Urban Research Seminar - Designing Utopias
The NYU Urban Initiative presents Professor Rosemary Wakeman, in a line up of eminent international scholars for this year’s multidisciplinary Urban Research Seminar. This event series is open to the greater NYU community in an effort to integrate NYU's faculty and students with a keen interest in cities.
Rosemary Wakeman is Professor of History at Fordham University. Her most recent publication is A Modern History of European Cities: 1815 to the Present (Bloomsbury, Jan. 2020). She is also the author of Practicing Utopia: An Intellectual History of the New Town Movement (University of Chicago Press, 2016) and The Heroic City: Paris 1945-1958 (University of Chicago Press, 2009) and has published widely on cities and urban history. She was a Fulbright Global Scholar in 2018-19 and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University in 2018. Wakeman is on the Editorial Board of Planning Perspectives journal, the Built Heritage journal, and Fordham University Press. She is a member of the International Committee for the European Urban History Association as well as for the Global Urban History Project. She is currently working on a book project entitled “Global Crossroads: London, Shanghai, Bombay.”