The
Culture
Now
Project
LINCOLNOPOLIS
Landscape Urbanization, Architecture, Urban Design, Infrastructure Design, Mobility, Agriculture, Energy at the Interburban Frontier
Project Information
LINCOLNOPOLIS: Landscape Urbanization, Architecture, Urban Design, Mobility,
Agriculture, Energy at the Interburban Frontier

The United States is a suburban nation and will likely remain so for many years. The expansion of the suburban population now forms a supermajority of the total U.S. metropolitan area population (62%). Despite this fact, urban pundits including “planner and designer” biases still try to emulate 19th Century European compact city forms and mobility models for the American landscape. Antithetical to urbanist polemics, we know that critical characteristics of today‟s U.S. cities are metropolitan scale horizontality and multi-nodal, composed of multiple agglomerations of density, containing large box architecture, and semi-urban/rural interfaces that are inextricably tied together through social and economic connections.

Instructors:
Professor Alan Berger, MIT, Visiting Hyde Distinguished Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
Professor Alexander D’Hooghe, MIT
Teaching Partner: Anne Trumble, UNL

Teaching Assistants:
Ian Caine, MIT
Celina Balderas Guzman, MIT

Students:
Matthew Bunza, MIT
David Nicholas Costanza, MIT
Kathleen Noelle Dahlberg, MIT
Andrew Ferentinos, MIT
Yonah Slifkin Freemark, MIT
Siwai Ho, MIT
Alexis Blair Howland, MIT
Lilian Knorr, MIT
Jin Kyu Lee, MIT
Neil Robert Legband, MIT
Lindsay Kramer Reul, MIT
Alice Shay, MIT
Max William Thelander, MIT
Dominick Anthony Tribone, MIT
Ann-Ariel Nichiko Vecchio, MIT
Catherine Anne Winfield, MIT
Elizabeth Seavey Woods, MIT
Tyler Austin, UNL
Jason Culbertson, UNL
Elizabeth Hawks, UNL
Ryan Hier, UNL
Dennis Krymuza, UNL
Robert McCue, UNL
Matt Neaderhiser, UNL
Tristan Vetter, UNL
Martie Burke, UNL
Dan Gage, UNL
Michael Henrichs, UNL
Peter Kisicki, UNL
David Ross, UNL
Jacob Taylor, UNL
Daniel Pohl, UNL