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College of Environment and Design

Spring Lecture Series


This year's theme for our lecture series is Blue, Green, and Gray Infrastructure. Join us for explorations into the past, present, and future of design that impacts our world.

More details for each lecture will be posted as they are available.

Be sure to mark you calendars early and keep an eye on our social media channels for updates!



Wednesday, January 25th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building Crit Space

Ship Sounding: Waterway, Port City and Hinterland

Lecture by Stephen Ramos, Associate Professor at UGA College of Environment + Design




Wednesday, February 8th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building Crit Space

The Infrastructure of Design: Reflections on the Creative Process 

Lecture by Matt Cherry (BLA '00),  Director of Landscape Architecture at Lord Aeck Sargent


Thursday, February 16th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building Crit Space

From Mobility to Accessibility: Transforming Urban Transportation and Land-Use Planning

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


MARCH 2023


Wednesday, March 22nd | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building Room 123

Vegetated roof Adoption in an Urbanizing World

Lecture by James Schulte, visiting lecturer of Landscape Architecture in the College of Environment and Design


Monday, March 27th | 4:30pm | The UGA Chapel

Valuing Water, Culture, and Heritage

Lecture by Carola Hein, Professor of History of Architecture and Urban Planning at Delft University of Technology

This lecture will be a part of the University’s Signature Lectures series.


APRIL 2023

Wednesday, April 5th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building Crit Space

From Pathways To Partnership - Public Health and Landscape Architecture

Lecture by Donnie Longenecker, Senior Lecturer and Continuing Education Coordinator at the College of Environment and Design


Wednesday, April 12th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building Crit Space

A World Cast in Concrete: How the US Built Its Empire

Lecture by Vyta Pivo, Michigan Society of Fellows fellow in architecture at the University of Michigan

Abstract: We are familiar with concrete as a medium of everyday construction: from sidewalks to kitchen countertops, the material defines our daily experiences of life. But how has concrete performed as a medium of culture and politics? How did it serve as the critical material that structured the US empire and helped spread US capitalism? The talk will weave together two stories: (1) how the US cement and concrete industries expanded their material and technological reach across the globe and into outer space; and (2) how the material itself became a tool for spreading US cultural values and racial politics. In the end, it will show that concrete---and ensuing critical infrastructures like roads, buildings, bridges, airplane landing strips, and oil drilling platforms, among others---was an essential medium for US imperialism.


Spring 2023 CED PANELS

APRIL 2023

Friday, April 14th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building Crit Space

Panel on succeeding in academic administration

Moderated by Ashley Steffens, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Crowley Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the College of Environment and Design


Panel Participants and Additional Details TBA




 Past lectures:Review the list here


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