University of Canberra Public Lecture: Developing An Urban Resilience Discourse - A North American Perspective | 27 oct
Thursday, 27 October 2016 @ 12.30pm - 2pm | Lecture Theatre 2B07 | University of Canberra | University Drive, Bruce
Not in My Backyard: 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture
Professor Richard Weller and Professor Ellen Neises from University of Pennsylvania will be speaking about the application of the concepts of resilience in urban design from a North American perspective with project examples and some reflections on the way built environment disciplines could collectively contribute to developing an urban resilience discourse.
Ellen Neises teaches landscape design at the graduate school of design at the University of Pennsylvania. Ellen’s research interests include climate adaptation for coastal cities, sustainability of high-yield production agriculture, regional planning strategies for industry and agriculture, and community-based planning and design. Prior to 2011, Ellen was an associate partner at James Corner Field Operations studio.
Richard Weller is the Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. His research projects have involved scenario planning for cities, mega regions and nations and his current work concerns the application of United Nations biodiversity targets.