Lecture Series

Lecture: Leslie Sauer, MLA: “The Once and Future Forest”

Leslie Sauer, co-founder of Andropogon Associates, will address themes in her book, The Once and Future Forest, including major hurdles to sustaining and restoring our native landscapes and actions to enhance landscape resilience. A book signing will follow. 

  • Date & Time

    2020-03-20 12:30pm
  • Location

    Learning Center 103, Ambler Campus
  • Category

Lecture: James Defilippis, PhD: “Grow or die?”

James Defilippis is a professor of urban planning in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His lecture, entitled “Grow or die?: Organizational and Geographical Scale in Community Land Trusts,” will explore the pros and cons of community land trusts and their relevance to Philadelphia.

  • Date & Time

    2020-03-23 4:30pm
  • Location

    Tyler Architecture 104, Main Campus
  • Category

Critical Dialogues Series Presents: Michelle Angela Ortiz

Michelle Angela Ortiz is a visual artist, muralist and arts educator who uses her art as a vehicle to represent people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Her work transforms spaces, revealing the strength and spirit of the community and creates opportunities for important dialogues.

Lecture: Brandon Specketer, AIA: “Unpaving Paradise: Biophilic, Sustainable, Resilient Urban Regeneration”

Brandon Specketer, partner at COOKFOX Architects, will discuss transformative projects that express a new vision of contemporary urbanism that is diverse, resilient, adaptable and deeply rooted in the ecological and cultural history of place.

  • Date & Time

    2020-04-02 5:00pm
  • Location

    TBD, Main Campus
  • Category

Lecture: Julie Snell, MLA, ISA and Lisa McDonald Hanes, PLA, Sites AP: “Beyond the Visual in Planting Design”

Lisa MacDonald Hanes and Julie Snell, co-principals at TEND Landscape Inc., will discuss the multitude of layers to consider in building a planting design that will thrive, as well as several recently installed or in-progress projects.

  • Date & Time

    2020-04-03 12:30pm
  • Location

    Learning Center 103, Ambler Campus
  • Category

Critical Dialogues Series Presents: Rebecca Rutstein and Erik Cordes

Brought together by a common interest in the deep sea, multi-disciplinary artist Rebecca Rutstein and biologist and ecologist Dr. Erik Cordes have been collaborating both at sea on research vessels and on land at Temple University where Erik is professor and vice chair in the department of biology. Their current project is a multi-faceted vision for a coral-inspired, interactive art installation with an ecological purpose.