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Shawn Rickenbacker

Director, J. Max Bond Center; Associate Professor

Phone: 212-650-6052

Email: srickenbacker@ccny.cuny.edu

Educational Credentials :

  • M.Arch., University of Virginia, 1994
  • B.Arch., Syracuse University, 1990

Teaching Experience :

  • Associate Professor and Director of the J. Max Bond Center for Urban Futures, City College of New York, 2018-present

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Essays:
    • “Toward Design Reparations: Remedying Urban Morphologies through Policy Reform in Harlem,” Architecture_MPS 28, 1 (2024): 2-17.
    • “Through the Looking Glass.” In Nature of Enclosure, ed. Jeffrey Nesbit. Barcelona: Actar Publishers, 2023.
    • “Logistics Architecture as Urban and Social Infrastructure” (Contributing author). In 110th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings (2022): 547-558.
  • Recent Conference Papers and Lectures:
    • “Design Reparations: The Political Economics of Affordable Housing,” AMPS Architecture, Media, Politics and Society, Livable Cities Conference, New York, June 2023.
    • “What if? Mining for Equitable Development and the Building of Mutualist Markets,” Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago, May 2023.
    • “Design Reparations: Policy Reform through Design and Market Demonstration,” 19th National Conference on Planning History, Society for American City & Regional Planning History, October 2022..
    • “Design Reparations: New Models of Economic and Spatial Justice,” Cornell University Architecture, Art, Planning, March 2022.
    • “Utopias: Architecture and Power, Equity and Justice,” Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture Lecture Series, November 2020.