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College of Environment and Design

2024 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


Thursday, 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




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.







Wednesday, February 21st | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building

Worlding through Urbanism: Tourist Guidebooks, Urban Projects and the Global City

Lecture by Brent Ryan, Vice Provost and Professor of Urban Design and Public Policy
MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning


MARCH 2024


Wednesday, March 13th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building

Insights from the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Landscape Practice

Panel discussion led by Cari Goetcheus

Cultural Landscape Practice Reflections & New Directions
Cari Goetcheus
Professor and Draper Chair of Landscape Architecture 
College of Environment and Design
The Legal Framework for Cultural Landscape Conservation
James K. Reap
College of Environment and Design
Cultural Landscape Practice: The Realm of the Sacred and the Profane
Liz Sargent
Principal, Liz Sargent HLA


Wednesday, March 20th | 4:30pm | Jackson Street Building


Lecture by Kofi Boone, FASLA, Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
NC State University College of Design


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

The Guiding Principles: Daniel Patrick Moynihan's Influence oN Federal Architecture

Lecture by Katie Marages, Assistant Professor, Master of Historic Preservation Program

UGA College of Environment + Design



Friday, April 26 | 12:00pm | Jackson Street Building

Panel Discussion: how to publish your next article with a top academic journal

The College of Environment + Design will be hosting a panel of outstanding current and former journal editors to answer your questions about publishing with top academic journals.

Panel Participants:
Dean Dan Nadenicek
Former Dean, College of Environment + Design
Former editor of the Landscape Journal
Professor David Goldfield
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Editor of the Journal of Urban History
Dr. Shannon O'Brian Brooks
Director of UGA's Office of Service Learning
Editor of the Journal of Service Learning in Higher Education
Dr. Drew Pearl
University of Alabama
Editor of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.



 Past lectures:Review the list here


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