Lecture Series

Maya van Rossum Lecture and Book Signing

Maya K. van Rossum is a veteran environmentalist who joined the Delaware Riverkeeper Network in 1994 as Executive Director and since 1996 has served as the Delaware Riverkeeper, championing the rights of over 17 million people to a free-flowing, clean, and healthy Delaware River and its tributary streams.

Maya will talk about her work that inspired her to write The Green Amendment. In this book Ms. van Rossum lays out an inspiring new agenda for environmental advocacy, one that will finally empower people, level the playing field, and provide real hope for communities everywhere. The book highlights

  • How legislative environmentalism has failed communities across America,
  • The transformational difference environmental constitutionalism can make,
  • The economic imperative of environmental constitutionalism, and
  • How to take action in their communities.

We all have the right to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment. It’s time to claim that right — for our own sake and that of future generations.

Join us for a public lecture followed by book signing.

Hosted by the Department of Planning and Community Development.

Made possible in part through the use of GAF funds.

 

David Brownlee - Building the City Beautiful in Philadelphia

The City Beautiful Movement was America's first internationally important contribution to city planning, and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is one of its most fully realized examples. To mark the centennial of the Parkway, David Brownlee has prepared a new edition of his Building the City Beautiful: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He'll explain how the Parkway came into being and share some of his new research about what was demolished to build it, the role played by Julian Abele, the notable African-American architect, in the design of the Free Library and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the rivalrous relationship of two French architects and planners, Paul Cret and Jacques Gréber.

David Brownlee is a planning and architecture historian and the Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

The lecture and reception will be held in the Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art (12th and Norris)

To register, click here.

Hosted by the Department of Planning and Community Development.

Made possible in part through the use of GAF funds.

 

  • Date & Time

    2018-01-31 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location

    Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

Placemaking - Revitalizing Commercial Corridors in Philadelphia, April 29

Join the Planning and Community Development Department at Temple University and its partners for a full day of learning and engagement on placemaking strategies used to revitalize commericial corridors in Philadelphia's neighborhoods.  The morning public lecture is free and open to the public.  The afternoon design workshop is limited to 20 Temple University students.

Morning Public Lecture 9:00-Noon

Learn successful placemaking strategies that have turned commercial corridors into lively public places. Philadelphia community leaders will share their stories on how they have incorporated arts, market spaces, cultural resources, and green spaces to activate and revitalize commercial corridors. Coffee and donuts will be served.  8:30-9:00 Refreshments and Registration

Keynote

Jeff Barg – Associate Director of Planning and External Policy Relations, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: “Discovering Placemaking Opportunities: The Short History and Long Future of Pop Ups in Philly”

Speakers/Panelists

Angel Rodriguez -  Vice President Community Economic Development, Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha: “Placemaking and Community Economic Development on Germantown Avenue”

Sam Sherman – Executive Director, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation: “Neighborhood Commercial Corridors: Urban Assets in the 21st Century Economy”

Kira Strong – Vice President, Community & Economic Development, People’s Emergency Center: “Revitalizing Lancaster Avenue”

Ernel Martinez and Keir Johnston  - Amber Art & Design: “A Canvas for Renewal”

Afternoon Design Workshop for Temple University Students Noon - 4:00 

Directly following the morning lecture students will take a guided tour of Germantown Avenue (between Berks and Susquehanna) and then work in teams to create conceptual plans to activate and revitalize Germantown Avenue through placemaking.  Neighborhood residents will serve as a jury to select the plan they like best.  Lunch will be provided.  To be eligible to participate in the workshop students must have a valid Temple University ID. The student ticket includes registration for the morning public lecture and afternoon design workshop.  Limited enrollment: 20 Temple University students with a valid ID.

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Hosted by the Department of Planning & Community Development.  Learn more about the department here.

 

Our partners

Building the 21st Century Library: Co-Sponsored by the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design and Temple University Libraries

Campus, City, Culture

Temple University Libraries and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, present a series of programs exploring the theoretical constructs and material processes behind Temple’s new library building designed by world-renowned architectural firm, Snøhetta. This structure, set to open in the fall of 2018, will be a groundbreaking manifestation of the 21st century library, which catalyzes learning and intellectual engagement; connects people and ideas; and inspires the discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge.
Program begins at 6:00 PM at the Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street. Doors will open at 5:00 PM and light refreshments will be served.

Visit library.temple.edu/beyondthepage for updates.

Building the 21st Century Library: Co-Sponsored by the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design and Temple University Libraries

Architecture and the Evolution of the 21st Century Cultural Memory Institution 

Temple University Libraries and the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, present a series of programs exploring the theoretical constructs and material processes behind Temple’s new library building designed by world-renowned architectural firm, Snøhetta. This structure, set to open in the fall of 2018, will be a groundbreaking manifestation of the 21st century library, which catalyzes learning and intellectual engagement; connects people and ideas; and inspires the discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge.

Program begins at 6:00 PM at the Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street. Doors will open at 5:00 PM and light refreshments will be served.

Visit library.temple.edu/beyondthepage for updates.
 

Operationalizing the Solidarity Economy

The Planning department is co-sponsor of the Global Studies lecture on building a sustainable human-centered economy in Ecuador.  For more information view the flyer.

  • Date & Time

    2016-01-28 5:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Location

    CHAT lounge, 10th Floor Gladfelter Hall
  • Category