The City Beautiful Comes to the Philippines: Urban Design in the Early Twentieth Century

Ayala Bridge, Manila. Newberry Ayer 2069 .L88 M2 P48 1899

Ayala Bridge, Manila. Newberry Ayer 2069 .L88 M2 P48 1899

An Urban History Lecture
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6 pm

Ruggles Hall

Ian Morley, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Although it is recognized that American urban designers used space differently from their colonial predecessors in the Philippines, not much is known about how American city planning shaped ides of nationhood in the new colony. Historian Ian Morley explores City Beautiful plans for the Philippines and describes how the designs attempted to convey ideas about advancement and new national identities in the colony.

Ian Morley is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is author of British Provincial Civic Design and the Building of Late-Victorian and Edwardian Cities, 1880-1914 among other publications.

Cost and Registration Information 

This program is free and no registration is required.