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College of Environment and Design

2023 Fall Lecture Series

This year's theme for our lecture series is

Designing the Past: Place, Material, Culture.


More details for each lecture will be posted as they are available. Be sure to mark your calendars early and keep an eye on our social media channels for updates!




Friday, September 15th | 12:00pm | Jackson Street Building 

How to get an article published in a top journal

Panel Discussion with

Dr. Galen Newman,Texas A&M,  Previous Associate Editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research

Dr. John Drake, UGA Odum School of Ecology, Associate Editor of the Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B and a Senior Editor of Ecology Letters

Dr. Marshall Shepherd, UGA Geography Department, Previous Editor of the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology and of the Geography Compass

Dr. Jeff Hepinstall-Cymerman, UGA Warnell School of Forestry, Associate Editor for Landscape Ecology

Dr. Stephen Ramos, UGA College of Environment + Design, Associate Editor for Planning Perspectives


Wednesday, September 27th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building

Landscape and Memory

Lecture by Sierra Bainbridge, Senior Principal & land MASS Studio Director

MASS (Model of Architecture Serving Society) Design Group 




Wednesday, October 4th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building

Making Humanity Urban: The Second Urban Revolution

Lecture by Robert Fishman, Professor of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning


Wednesday, October 11th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building

Georgia’s Fallen Giants: Celebrating American Chestnuts through scale, sculpture, and whimsy

Lecture by Cameron Berglund, Lecturer of Landscape Architecture in the College of Environment and Design


Wednesday, October 12th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building

Architecture of the last colony

Lecture by Mark McDonald, Retired Director of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation




Wednesday, November 15th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building

Brecht's Trees: Memory, Politics and Nature in the Writing of German playwright Bertolt Brecht

Lecture by Martin Kagel, Associate Provost for Global Engagement at the University of Georgia


Monday, November 20th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building

In Search of Identity: Bulgarian Postwar and Postsocialist Architecture

Lecture by Aneta Vasileva, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the College of Environment and Design

Aneta Vasileva, M.Arch, Ph.D., is an architectural historian, critic and publicist. Aneta specializes in post-WWII architecture, socialist architecture and preservation of architectural heritage. She is a contributor to the EU Programme ATRIUM (Architecture of Totalitarian Regimes of the XXth Century in Urban Management), a member of A10 New European Architecture Cooperative and a co-founder at WhAT Association, dealing with organization of architectural competitions and architectural criticism.




Spring Lecturers to be announced

Check back soon for more details!





 Past lectures:Review the list here


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