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Posted 01.26.11


Pratt Institute

Sustainable Planning and Development Lecture Series




The Pratt Institute Programs for Sustainable Planning and Development Spring Lecture Series in New York will feature local leaders and internationally known practitioners discussing current themes in planning, preservation and the environment.
 
Fridays, February through April 2011
5:30 pm: Reception
6:00–7:30 pm: Lecture, followed by a moderated audience Q&A
Pratt Manhattan Campus, Room 213 (except as noted)
144 West 14th Street, New York, New York
 
The lectures are free and open to the public. RSVP: prattpspd@gmail.com.

February 4: World Heritage Sites, Global Climate Change and Social Conflict with sociologist, author and professor of sociology at Stony Brook University, Diane Barthel-Bouchier

February 11: NYC Green Infrastructure Plan with Carter Strickland, Deputy Commissioner for Sustainability at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection

February 18: World Monuments Fund at Babylon: Preparing the City of Hammurabi for the 21st Century with World Monuments Fund Executive Vice President (and Pratt faculty member) Lisa Ackerman and WMF Babylon Project Coordinator Jeff Allen

February 25: Waterfront Action Plan: Maritime and Industrial Uses and Areas with Andrew Genn, Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation

March 3: New Ways to Smear the Street with Our Extended Epistemology with Paul Guzzardo, a lawyer and media activist/artist who looks at the relationship between emerging digital information and public space. (This lecture will take place at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall Auditorium, 61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, New York.)

March 4: The Problems of Preserving Paradise with Jorge Rigau, leading Puerto Rican preservationist and Founder of the New School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

March 11: Typologies of Social Engagement: Redefining Architectural Practice with architect Jonathan Kirschenfeld

March 25: Suspended Mid-City with Whitney Grant, architect and member of the Jackson Community Design Center

April 1: Vision 2020 Comprehensive Waterfront Plan with Mike Marrella, Project Director for the Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, New York City Department of City Planning

April 8: Cultural Heritage: Roots, Relations, Rationales, Rights, and Redemption with Carsten Paludan-Müller, director of the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research

April 15: Redefining Artistic Advocacy with Aaron Levy, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Slought Foundation

April 29: New York State Climate Action Plan with Alan Belensz, Director of the Office of Climate Change with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation