What:The Robert E. Lewis Memorial Lecture at Morgan State University will be given by Alexander Garvin, author of The Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities. Garvin's book and lecture will definitely challenge a interested audience to re-examine a current problem in modern day society as listed here. Is there a substainable solution to improving our neighborhoods, cities and suburbs regionally and locally?
Did you know? Alexander Garvin is adjunct professor of urban planning and management at Yale University, where he has taught a wide range of courses for forty-two years, including Introduction to the Study of the City, which has remained one of the most popular courses in Yale College.
According to a recent Baltimore Architecture Foundation blog post here is a summary of what to expect from the lecture. "His talk will provide a focused, thorough, and sophisticated overview of how planning works and discuss the public realm approach to planning—an approach that emphasizes the importance of public investments in what we own: streets, squares, parks, infrastructure, and public buildings."
When: Thursday, February 28, 2012 starts at 6:30 p.m.
Who: This is a free and open to the public.
Where: Morgan State University, CBEIS Building ~ 1700 East Cold Spring Lane. Baltimore, MD 21251
FYI: Alexander Garvin, strategist of the public realm, is currently president and CEO of AGA Public Realm Strategists, a planning and design firm in New York City.