Leon Krier is one of the best-known – and most provocative – architects and urban theoreticians in the world. Until now, however, his ideas have circulated mostly among a professional audience of architects, city planners, and academics. In this episode we hear some of his concluding remarks made during his Saturday Morning Plenary address to the Congress for the New Urbanism on May 12, 2012 in West Palm Beach, Fla. After fielding a few questions from the audience, JHK and Duncan have an intimate conversation with Krier regarding some of his remarks.
You can listen to Krier’s entire talk and view the images below:
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