Posted July 12th 2012 at 10:54 am by
in citychat, Faith and Planning

#citychat No. 3 : City of God?

paint your faith

The Paint Your Faith mural in Toronto, Canada. Photo credit: Jason Verwey on Flickr.

What is the relationship between religion and the city? Should faith – just like transit or housing – be a topic on the table when we talk about cities? And what happens when a values system gets mapped on to a physical reality?

On Thursday, July 19th at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time @MITCoLab will host its monthly Twitter chat. #citychat is on the third Thursday of each month and always covers a different topic.

Please come to this #citychat with your:

– ideas & opinions,

– and examples of faith groups impacting the social and physical realities of the city.

CoLab Radio has published a few posts on this topic in the past, including a podcast with two MIT professors on why City Planning education doesn’t deal with religion.

It’s easy to join the Twitter chat. Just follow #citychat on Twitter from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19th. You can pipe in with comments and ideas as the chat rolls along, and engage with other tweeters. Even if you don’t have a Twitter account, you can watch the conversation unfold here. If you still have questions, check out this post on the concept of a Twitter chat.

Related Posts:

Mormons and the Geography of Faith

In Search of a Better Mosque

Asking an Agnostic to Pray

UPDATE: The transcript for this chat is now available on Storify, and stats are available on Hashtracking.

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