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Cuba 500 poster of event

Fall 2019, recurring event
Location: Cuban Heritage Collection - Otto G. Richter Library
1300 Memorial Drive
9am-4pm

About the Exhibit

Havana500: Five Centuries of Evolving Urban Form and Urban Codes features maps, engravings, oral histories, and historical photographs and documents that trace the evolution of Havana's urban form, which led to its design over the past 500 years; evidencing the formal and informal physical prescriptions, which have resulted in its legible, cohesive, and well-defined urban character.

Havana's 500 years of urban history remain evident, and its urban design lessons unique, making increased preservation efforts to protect its delicate fabric an urgency. The city's extensive urban fabric manifests its longstanding, valuable, and essential physical essence: walkable, sustainable, and resilient neighborhoods. Today, Havana seems disheveled, but urbanistically it remains integral, paradoxically in part to a lack of development and infrastructure interventions over the past five decades.

This program is co-sponsored by the University of Miami's School of Architecture and Center for Urban and Community Design.