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Michael Kimmelman

An essayist and journalist, Michael Kimmelman is the architecture critic for The New York Times, where he fortnightly writes articles focused on urbanism, public space and housing. He is also professor at Columbia University, where he teaches the course ‘Global Cities and Climate Change. In 2007, he moved to Berlin where he embarked on a stage as a correspondent writing a section in which he covered political, social and cultural affairs in Europe and the Middle East. 

Apart from his work as a journalist, he has written several books on architecture, among them City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares around the World (Harper Collins, 2016), and The Olympic City (Versions Publishing, 2013). His latest journalistic project for The New York Times has been the series of articles “Changing Climate, Changing Cities”, in which he has analysed the urban effects of climate change in such different cities as Jakarta, Mexico City and Rotterdam.

Update: 25 May 2018


Has participated in

The Cities We Need

Lecture by Michael Kimmelman