On Monday, March 5 the Urban Studies and Planning program will host Dr. Timothy Beatley for a symposium and lecture on the topic of Green Urbanism.
Dr. Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia, and has written widely in the areas of environmental planning, sustainability, and biodiversity conservation. Dr. Beatley’s 1997 book The Ecology of Place examined creative ways cities and towns can reduce their environmental impact while also becoming more livable and equitable. His 2000 book, Green Urbanism, drew upon research in 30 European cities.
His visit includes two public events: an afternoon seminar titled “Native to Nowhere? Sustaining Home and Community in a Global World,” at 2 p.m. in the Dean’s Conference Room in the Architecture Building, and a public lecture on “Green Urbanism: The Move towards Sustainable Cities in Europe and North America” at 8:00 p.m. in the lecture hall (room 0204) in the Architecture Building.