Monday, November 13, 2006

Voices of Vision

Nothing of substance to report today. Instead, an announcement.

This Thursday, November 16, General Growth and Howard Community College's Voices of Vision speaker series will feature Ann Forsyth, director of the University of Minnesota's Metropolitan Design Center. The forum will be held at 7 pm in the college's Smith Theater.

Because I'm feeling incredibly lazy, here's what the official announcement had to say about the speaker:

Ann Forsyth's work focuses on the social aspects of physical planning, urban design and urban development. Her academic contributions are numerous and her efforts have been heralded by numerous institutions through awards, citations and fellowships granted for her individual and collaborative professional work. Ms. Forsyth has analyzed the success of planned alternatives to sprawl, extensions between social and ecological values in urban design, resulting in her authoring three books:
  • Constructing Suburbs: Competing Voices in a Debate Over Urban Growth
  • Reforming Suburbia: The Planned Communities of Irvine, Columbia and The Woodlands
  • Designing Small Parks: A Manual for Addressing Social and Ecological Concerns.
Sounds interesting.

3 comments:

David W. Keelan said...

Nice pic. Where was it taken?

alison said...

When doing research last year on "smart growth" and the effects on housing affodability, I came across many articles by Ann Forsyth. Most of her research was on the so-called New Towns (Columbia; The Woodlands, Texas: Irvine, California). I would be very interested in hearing what she has to say.

hayduke said...

That one is from the pond behind my house, a favorite location/rest stop for herons. The ducks are newcomers, however. That's the first time I've seen them.