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Bridges to the 21st Century: Santiago Calatrava Designs for Dallas

The Arkansas Arts Center will sponsor the Art of Architecture lecture Bridges to the 21st Century: Santiago Calatrava Designs for Dallaspresented by Dr. Gail Thomas on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Clinton School of Public Service. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. followed a lecture at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Gail Thomas has been called a "public entrepreneur" in recognition of her long-running effort to engage Dallas in conversation about itself and to explore ways to make the city a livable, likable, humane place. In her lecture, Thomas will explain plans for Trinity River corridor. Running south of downtown Dallas, the river and its surrounds are to become a destination for nature lovers, bikers, boaters, birders, hikers and others. Now well under way, the implementation of the corridor plan, adopted by the Dallas CityCouncil, will put "meander" back in the river, once straightened by early developers to enhance its flow.

Admission to the lecture is free and is organized by the University of Arkansas School of Architecture, Central Chapter of AIA, the Arkansas Arts Center and Friends of Architecture. For reservations, call 501-683-5239 or visit publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu.

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