Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery 210 South 34th Street
No city is stronger than a hurricane. But Houston, Tampa, and other U.S. cities in the path of Harvey and Irma could have been better prepared—and better planning and design could have mitigated the hurricanes’ impact. What is the current and future role for practitioners, policy makers, and researchers in responding to—and protecting against—national disasters? PennDesign counts some of the country’s leading voices in urban design and resilience as members of the faculty.
In this event, Dean Frederick Steiner and PennDesign students and faculty will engage in an informal discussion about the lessons for planners, designers, preservationists, and artists in recent events. Light refreshments will be served.