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University of Pennsylvania School of Design Announces Spring 2016 Lecture Series

From January 14 - June 11, 2016, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design presents more than 40 lectures, panels and symposia exploring the transformative power of art and design. Speakers include Janine Antoni, Craig Dykers, Phil Gilbert, Walter Hood, Rashaad Newsome, Prof. Dr. Werner Sobek, Peter Walker, Dr. Ken Yeang and Liam Young. 
 
Programs are organized by PennDesign’s graduate programs in Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Fine Arts, Historic Preservation, Integrated Product Design, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Spatial Analytics, and by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, the Penn Institute for Urban Research and PennPraxis. Continuing education credits are available for select lectures.
 
Except where noted, admission is free and open to the public, and events take place on the Penn campus at Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia. Times and locations are subject to change, and events are added throughout the year. To confirm event details, please visit www.design.upenn.edu/calendarTo sign up for emails about upcoming events, visit www.design.upenn.edu/signup.
 
Robert Melnick, Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon
Cultural Landscape Heritage in the Time of Climate Change
January 14, 6:00pm
Presented by Historic Preservation
 
Craig Dykers, Founding Partner, Snøhetta
Why (Do We) Bother?
January 20, 6:30pm
Presented by Architecture
 
Rashaad Newsome
January 21, 6:30pm
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Ferda Kolatan, Founding Director, su11 architecture+design, New York
Forms of Ambiguity
January 27, 6:30pm
Presented by Architecture
 
Silverstein Photography Lecture
Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens
January 28, 6:30pm
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Edward McMahon, Senior Fellow, Urban Land Institute
The Development Market and Green Infrastructure in U.S. Cities and Suburbs
January 28, 6:00pm
Presented by City and Regional Planning
 
Historic Preservation in Contemporary China
Keynote Speaker: Puay-Peng Ho, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Keynote Session January 28, 6:30pm
Symposium January 29, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Organized by Historic Preservation Chair Randall Mason and Nancy Steinhardt, Chair of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences 
 
Christian Gollier, Professor of Economics, University of Toulouse
Economic, Political and Social Considerations for Universal Carbon Pricing
February 1, 4:30pm
220 South 34th Street, 4th Floor 
Presented by the Kleinman Center
 
Thomas Balsley, Principal, Thomas Balsley Associates, New York
Uncommon Ground
February 4, 6:00pm
Presented by Landscape Architecture
 
MUSA Lunch Speaker
Guy Thigpen, Director of Analytic Sciences, Philadelphia Land Bank
February 5, 12:00pm
Presented by the Penn Institute for Urban Research
 
Chris Miller, President, Piedmont Environmental Council
Managing Growth in Greater Washington, D.C. from the Virginia Side
February 11, 6:00pm
Presented by City and Regional Planning
 
Walter Hood
February 11, 6:30pm
ICA, Tuttleman Auditorium, 118 South 36th Street
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Shane Coen, Partner, Coen & Partners, Minneapolis
Contextual Minimalism
February 17, 6:00pm
Presented by Landscape Architecture
 
Spiegel Wilks Lecture
Harrell Fletcher
February 18, 6:30pm
ICA, Tuttelman Auditorium, 118 South 36th Street
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Resilience by Design University 
February 19, 10:00am
Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), 1172 Amsterdam Avenue, New York
Presented by PennDesign; GSAPP; and Rebuild by Design
 
Urban Transportation and Energy Consumption – What Role for Urban Planning?
Robert Cervero, Professor and Chair of Urban and City Planning, Berkeley; Matt Turner, Professor of Economics, Brown University; Gilles Duranton, Chair and Professor of Real Estate, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School; Erick Guerra, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, University of Pennsylvania School of Design
February 19, 4:00pm
220 South 34th Street, 4th Floor 
Presented by the Kleinman Center  
 
Florencia Pita, Partner, Pita & Bloom, Los Angeles, CA
#colorforming
February 22, 6:30pm
Presented by Architecture
 
Designing the Future with Bruce Mau
February 22, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Presented by Penn IUR and PennPraxis in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition Work on What You Love: Bruce Mau Rethinking Design, on view through April 3
 
Andrea Pane, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Architectural Conservation, University of Naples Federico II
Gustavo Giovannoni: An Integral Vision for Urban Heritage
February 24, 6:00pm
Presented by Historic Preservation
 
Matthew Coolidge, Founder, Center for Land Use Interpretation
February 25, 6:30pm
ICA, Tuttleman Auditorium, 118 South 36th Street
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Shaping the Urban Health & Environmental Landscape
February 25, 5:30pm
Kleinman Center, 220 South 34th Street, 4th floor
Presented by the Penn Institute for Urban Research
 
Valerie Tevere and Angel Nevarez
March 3, 6:30pm
ICA, Tuttleman Auditorium, 118 South 36th Street
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Spiegel Wilks Lecture
Janine Antoni
March 15, 6:30pm
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Anna Andrzejewski, Director of Graduate Studies, Buildings, Landscapes, Cultures Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Midwestern Modernism: “Wrightification” and Domestic Architecture in Madison, Wisconsin, 1930-1970
March 16, 6:00pm
Presented by Historic Preservation
 
John Pilson
March 17, 6:30pm
ICA, Tuttleman Auditorium, 118 South 36th Street
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Matthew Kahn, Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Department of Public Policy, Department of Economics, and School of Law, UCLA
Low Carbon Cities: An Economist’s Perspective
March 17, 4:30pm
220 South 34th Street, 4th Floor 
Presented by the Kleinman Center  
 
Kim Mathews and Signe Nielsen, Principals, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, New York
March 21, 6:00pm
Presented by Landscape Architecture 
 
Silverstein Photography Lecture
Hank Willis Thomas
March 22, 6:30pm
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut Street, 6th Floor
Presented by Fine Arts
 
Mark Wasiuta, Director of Exhibitions and Co-Director CCCP, GSAPP, Columbia University
Environmental Communications and the Contact High
March 23, 6:30pm
Presented by Architecture
 
Silverstein Photography Lecture
Fazal Sheikh
March 24, 6:30pm
ICA Tuttleman Auditorium, 118 South 36th Street
Presented by Fine Arts
 
CANCELED
David Rusk, Urban Policy Consultant, Former Mayor of Albuquerque
Cities With and Without Suburbs, Building One America
March 24, 6:00pm
Presented by City and Regional Planning
 
Craig Buckley, Assistant Professor, History of Art Department, Yale University
Envisioning Assemblage
March 28, 6:30pm
Presented by Architecture
 
Chitra Ganesh
March 29, 6:30pm
Presented by Fine Arts
 
The Annual Ian McHarg Lecture
Peter Walker, Partner, PWP Landscape Architecture, Berkeley
Before the Memorial
March 30, 6:00pm
Presented by Landscape Architecture 
 
POSTPONED FROM JANUARY 25
Batteries, Fuel Cells, or Fuel Economy: Where Will Gasoline-Saving Policy Lead?
William Chernicoff, Manager, Energy & Environmental Research, Toyota; Mark Jacobsen, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego
April 5, 5:30pm
220 South 34th Street, 4th Floor
Presented by the Kleinman Center
 
Phil Gilbert, Head of IBM Design
April 6, 6:30pm
Presented by IPD

RESCHEDULED from February 29, 6:30pm
Liam Young, Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today & Unknown Fields Division, London and Los Angeles
City Everywhere
April 6, 6:30pm
Presented by Architecture
 
Julie Campoli, Landscape Architect and Author
Planning for Density, Sustainable Transportation, and Affordable Housing
April 11, 6:00pm
Meyerson Hall, B3
Presented by City and Regional Planning
 
The KPF Lecture
Dr. Ken Yeang
April 11, 6:00pm
Presented by Architecture and AIA Philadelphia
 
The Warren W. Cunningham Annual Lecture
Prof. Dr. Werner Sobek, Founder, Werner Sobek Company Group; Director, Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design
April 13, 6:30pm
Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery
Presented by Architecture
 
Picturing Policy
Keynote Session April 14, 6:00pm
Symposium April 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Presented by Historic Preservation and organized by PennDesign Assistant Professor Francesca Ammon
 
MUSA Earth Day 
April 22, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Presented by Penn Institute for Urban Research and Master of Urban Spatial Analytics
 
The New Landscape Declaration: A Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future
June 10 - 11, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
Invitation only
Presented by the Landscape Architecture Foundation
Hosted by Landscape Architecture
 
 
About PennDesign
PennDesign is an inventive place of learning where the many fields of architecture, planning, preservation, landscape and the fine arts come together on shared ground. At PennDesign, we are dedicated to design that is creative in nature and transformative in impact. In a collaborative environment that fosters inquiry and experimentation, faculty and students seek to recast the distinction between theory and practice, expand knowledge and invention through research, and contribute works of value and beauty.
 
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