Advancing international understanding
in the Fulbright tradition
Advancing international understanding in the Fulbright tradition
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One To World Walk: Understanding the City Grid


Event Details

Date: 05/12/19 Cost: $16 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Manhattan

Join us on this exclusive walking tour of the Gramercy neighborhood and the Flatiron District. We will explore the urban design principles that inspired the city grid and learn how public parks like Madison and Union Squares were built to accommodate irregular spaces in the process of urban development. This is a special opportunity to learn about the architectural evolution of NYC from 1811 to today! 

Our guide, William Singer, AIA, is the Chief Plan Examiner for The City of New York Department of Buildings and an expert in the design and construction of large-scale public facilities. His major projects have included justice centers, transportation hubs, and cultural centers. Before joining the Department of Buildings he was a partner at Gruzen Samton, a NYC & Virginia-based architecture, planning, interior design and systems engineering firm. A Fulbright fellow (Slovenia, 1993-94), he holds a Master of Architecture degree from the School of Design at North Carolina State University, as well as a Master of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2004, Singer received a City of New York Arts Commission Excellence in Design for the renovation design of El Museo Del Barrio. 

Date: Sunday, May 12th

Time: 10:00 AM  - 12:00 PM (approximately)

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 9th

Location: Manhattan - meeting instructions will be emailed closer to the program date.

Cost:* $16

Contact: Romane Berti, Enrichment Programs Global Fellow, here or at (212) 431-1195 ext. 33.

*Program fees are non-refundable