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Chuck Wolfe at Urban Land Institute NW

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:30pm PST

MG2
1101 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Chuck Wolfe at Urban Land Institute NW

 

February 28, 2017

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


MG2

1101 Second Avenue 
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

 

Join ULI NW for a lively discussion of themes from Seeing the Better City, the new book by Seattle-based writer, photographer, and land-use attorney Chuck Wolfe. Marc Stiles, writer for the Puget Sound Business Journal, will moderate this interview-style program, which will also include time for audience Q&A.

Seeing the Better City presents a toolkit for city dwellers—from residents to developers and municipal officials—to become active participants in the improvement of cities through refined attention to our visual sense and perspective. Learn about the art and science of urban observation, and how simple actions—like taking pictures with your camera or phone—can lead to better understanding and implementation of urban and neighborhood change.

Webinar: Seeing the Better City

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 1:15pm EST

Webinar: Seeing the Better City

 

March 2, 2017; 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm EST

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/292568329664932611

 

Personal observation remains as important as ever to understand and improve cities today. While big data, digital mapping, and simulated cityscapes are valuable tools for understanding urban space, using them without on-the-ground, human impressions risks creating places that do not reflect authentic local context. Join SSF and Island Press in a webinar featuring Charles Wolfe, practicing Seattle land use/environmental attorney and Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington and renowned urbanism writer. 

 

The webinar will be moderated by Tom Mayes, Vice President and Senior Counsel at National Trust for Historic Preservation. Chuck will be joined on the panel by Lynn Richards, President and CEO of The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU).

Peter Newman at The George Washington University

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 5:30pm EST

The George Washington University
Foggy Bottom - 1957 E Street NW
Room 113
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Peter Newman at The George Washington University

Friday, March 3, 2017

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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The George Washington University

Foggy Bottom - 1957 E Street NW  
Washington, DC 20052
Room: 113

 

The Department of Geography invites you to the Dorn C. McGrath Lecture in Urban Planning and Geography, with guest Peter Newman. Cities are reducing in car use, reversing their sprawl and becoming more aware of their need to reduce automobile dependence to enable their economies to work better. In The End of Automobile Dependence Peter Newman will trace this historic change over the past decades and in different parts of the world before showing how best practice examples can indicate how we need to proceed.


Madoo Talks: Margie Ruddick

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 12:00pm EDT

The Madoo Conservancy
618 Sagg Main Street
Sagaponack, NY 11962
United States

MADOO TALKS: MARGIE RUDDICK

Wild By Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes

Award-winning landscape architect Margie Ruddick urges designers to look beyond the rules often imposed by both landscaping convention and sustainability checklists. Instead, she offers a set of principles for a more creative and intuitive approach that challenges the entrenched belief that natural processes cannot complement high-level landscape design. While well-known for her public commissions her residential projects urge homeowners to go in a new direction.

Dates: March 26, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: All lectures in the winter house studio at 12pm with a reception to follow
Member Fee: $20.00
Non-member Fee: $25.00