Lecture series to focus on building livable towns, cities, suburbs in area

August 28, 1996|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

With cities thinning and suburbs bursting, Johns Hopkins University is offering a series of lectures in Columbia starting next month titled "Towns, Cities and Suburbs: Building Livable Communities."

In this non-credit, continuing education course, architects, urban planners, writers and consultants will discuss possible solutions for the Baltimore region.

Among the eight lectures -- to be offered Thursday evenings at the Hopkins Community Center in the Columbia Gateway Plaza -- are: Sept. 12: "What Next, Columbia?" presented by David Rusk, author of "Baltimore Unbound" and proponent of moving poor, inner- city residents to suburban areas.

Oct. 10: "A Cultural History of Suburbs," by architect Julie Gabrielli, who has taught at the universities of Maryland and Virginia and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Nov. 14: "Columbia and the Region, A Panel Discussion," with the following panelists: Pat Keller, director of the Baltimore County Office of Planning; Karen Lewand, executive director of the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects; and Michael Riemer, landscape architect and past president of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce.

The Rusk lecture is free to the public and will be from 7 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m., although seating may be limited. To attend the seven lectures that follow -- all of which are from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. -- the cost is $105.

For more information, call 516-4842 or 290-1777.

Pub Date: 8/28/96

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