Environmental Affairs Symposium
Date: October 10, 2011 - October 13, 2011 PDT Location: Various campus locations
Various campus locations
The 14th Annual Environmental Affairs Symposium, “Citisphere,” seeks to understand how the complex system of world cities works among other spheres of human and environmental significance.
Physicists, sociologists, urban planners, architects, ecologists, artists, and historians will speak to the ways cities grow and develop, and to the ways cities and people shape each other. Is there such a thing as too much planning? Do cities ever die? Which features of cities can be generalized? Who and what makes a city flourish? Can cities generate “environmental capital”?
Event Schedule, October 10-13
- A hands-on workshop led by founder of the Latino Urban Forum James Rojas will kick off the symposium
- Afternoon panels include: The Design Continuum, Landscape Transformations, Fluxes: The Ins and Outs of Cities, Cities as Agents of Change, Birth, Life, and Death of Cities
- Evening keynote presentations include: “The Urban Century: Cities, Mega-Cities and Urban Innovation” and “The Great Urban Transition: New Opportunities and Challenges for Humanity’s Relationship with the Environment”
Cost: All events are free and open to the public
Contact: For more information, call 503-768-7790 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org