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College of Environment and Design

UPCOMING LECTURES 


The College of Environment and Design's Lecture Committee and the Environmental Ethics Certificate program are pleased to offer several outstanding lectures virtually this spring, as well as an ongoing exhibit in the Circle Gallery.  

Details on events below. All lectures are free and open to the public, but you must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Recent lectures:  Review the list here 

 Virtual screening and conversation with Dorinda Dallmeyer

TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021, 5:30 P.M. EST 
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS Special event

Virtual screening and conversation with Dorinda Dallmeyer, Producer of Cultivating the Wild: William Bartram's Travels

Have you ever viewed a landscape and wondered, What did this look like in the past? We invite you to watch the film Cultivating the Wild prior to the April 13th virtual screening and conversation with Dorinda Dallmeyer, Producer of Cultivating the Wild: William Bartram's Travels.

Cultivating the Wild is a one-hour documentary that focuses on six Southerners committed to reclaiming the nature of the South through art, science, and culture. Their inspiration? William Bartram, the 18th century naturalist and America’s first environmentalist. Despite the passage of time, Bartram’s words speak to current issues of critical importance: climate change, environmental degradation, preservation of life-giving ecosystems, and an increasingly urban population. Cultivating the Wild responds to an America hungry to re-connect with the natural world around us, an America increasingly focused on sustaining this planet we call home.

This event is part of UGA's Earth Day 2021 calendar of events. Organized by the EECP (Environmental Ethics Certificate Program). Questions? Email Professor R. Alfred Vick, EECP Director:  ravick@uga.edu

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  1. Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://uga-ced.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuf-6tqTwiH9Rk7vHcJLUOfEiRvP48sK1E

  2. Watch the film prior to the event:
    https://www.scetv.org/watch/national-programming/cultivating-wild

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting approximately two hours prior on the day of the event. 

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Sonia Hirt

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021, 4:30 P.M. EST 
FACULTY LECTURE SERIES

Learning from Jane Jacobs’s "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" Sixty Years Later
Sonia Hirt, Dean, UGA College of Environment and Design
Hughes Professor in Landscape Architecture and Planning

This year marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most influential texts on urbanism written during the 20th century – Jane Jacobs’s, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities.”  On April 14Dean Sonia Hirt will present a lecture to discuss the enduring relevance of Jacobs’ ideas. 

Jane Jacobs powerfully challenged the dominant ideas on good city form that prevailed in the mid-20th century. She almost single-handedly changed the urban design paradigm by advocating for the benefits of common-sense urban features such as vibrant streets, mixed uses, and the co-existence of buildings of different styles and ages.  

Hirt first engaged with Jacobs’s writings and practice about a decade ago, leading to her 2012/2014 edited volume entitled “The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs.” While a Jane Jacobs fan, Hirt will use her presentation to also pose questions about the possible limitations of Jacobs’s ideas when applied to 21st-century urban realities.  For example, Jacobs favored small-scale, incremental reforms, but is this approach still feasible in an era of global challenges such as climate change and a pandemic? She promoted the historic areas of cities, but did her advocacy contribute to the gentrification of these same placesAre Jacobs’s ideas so widely used today that one they have become the new “one-size-fits all? 

Dean Hirt’s lecture will be presented virtually via Zoom.  Interested attendees should register to receive the meeting link and password.

Registration link: https://uga-ced.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dn2PmpMPTW6gsrBD-1iKWA

 

 

Jenny Hoffner

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021, 5:30 P.M. EST 
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS SEMINAR SERIES

Advancing Locally-led Climate Adaptation through Collective Impact Water Management
Jenny Hoffner, Vice President of River Conservation Strategies, American Rivers

Registration link: https://uga-ced.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1zutfoc4RmCxvjuWRjn4Lg

  

 


 

 Recent lectures:  Review the list here

 

Spring 2021

 

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TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021, 5:30 P.M. EST 
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS Special event

Virtual screening and conversation with Dorinda Dallmeyer, Producer of Cultivating the Wild: William Bartram's Travels

We invite you to watch the film Cultivating the Wild prior to the April 13th virtual screening and conversation with Dorinda Dallmeyer

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://uga-ced.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuf-6tqTwiH9Rk7vHcJLUOfEiRvP48sK1E

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting approximately two hours prior on the day of the event.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021, 4:30 P.M. EST 
FACULTY LECTURE SERIES

Learning from Jane Jacobs’s "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" Sixty Years Later
Sonia Hirt, Dean, UGA College of Environment and Design
Hughes Professor in Landscape Architecture and Planning

Registration link: https://uga-ced.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dn2PmpMPTW6gsrBD-1iKWA

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021, 5:30 P.M. EST 
ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS SEMINAR SERIES

Advancing Locally-led Climate Adaptation through Collective Impact Water Management
Jenny Hoffner, Vice President of River Conservation Strategies, American Rivers

Registration link: https://uga-ced.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1zutfoc4RmCxvjuWRjn4Lg

 

 

 


Interested in the lectures held during our 2019-2020 celebratory year?

Review the list here  

 

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