|05-13-2012, 02:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Portland, Maine
Lectures, Talks, and Presentations
Every now and then, societies, associations, and other organizations from myriad backgrounds and disciplines--including architecture, development and law amongst others--host talks, presentations and lectures to both (a) stimulate discussion and (b) educate those who may not have the time to otherwise keep abreast of current events in those respective fields. It will be nice to have a place to keep track of those things in the region (all of New England).
I know there was a talk by Peter Park (former Planning Director of Denver, which just adopted the second version of a comprehensive form based code in a "big" city, and now a fellow at the GSD in Cambridge) last month that many in the Portland area attended, and he gave a similar talk here (Portland) a month later.
I also know that the Form Based Codes Institute offered a seminar in Providence, which I was happy to drive to (usually they are dispersed all over the country, causing many attendees to fly to them).
So, if anyone knows of upcoming presentations in their area, I think if others are anything like me it might be good to know of them. Expanding the universe of 'planning circles' will also keep people in touch with events happening elsewhere.
There is a presentation by the Maine Real Estate Development Association entitled "Growth by Street Car" that will be looking at Boston based consulting firm HDR's work in Providence, and more immediately there is a presentation sponsored by the same organization, in which I'll have the fortune of participating as a local panelist, entitled "New Urbanism: Creative Models for Innovation and Economic Growth." Christopher Leinberger (author, "The Option of Urbanism") and Lara Hodgson (national speaker out of Atlanta) will be the two keynote speakers. More info on those events can be found here:
Please share if you have others.
I like urbanism, big and small, near and far.
|05-13-2012, 10:07 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Re: Lectures, Talks, and Presentations
There's actually a forum for this here. I know it's called "Boston Urbanism Events" but I'm sure Portland ones, etc., can be parked there too:
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