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Newport Mansions

Architecture 101
July 26, 2015
Newport County, Rhode Island, one of the most historically intact cities in North America, is home to fourteen historic properties and landscapes, of which seven are National Historic Landmarks. Trudy Coxe, CEO and executive director of The Preservation Society of Newport County, discusses the “Newport Mansions,” which represent three centuries of America’s architectural, social, and landscape history.
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The Sea Ranch

Architecture 101
July 19, 2015
Recently having celebrated its 50th anniversary, the Sea Ranch development in coastal Sonoma County, California, is internationally known for its distinctive architecture and ecologically-sensitive land planning. Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, Eva Li Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California at Berkeley and chair of The Sea Ranch Association Commons Landscape Committee, discusses the unique aspects of this development.
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Kennedy Street NW: A Vision for Inclusive Development

Smart Growth
June 23, 2015
Is revitalization without gentrification possible? In Washington, D.C., new development and investment has followed a familiar pattern for the last two decades, with neighborhoods getting younger, wealthier, and whiter. Kennedy Street NW appears next in line for this fate. The Kennedy Street Development Association (KSDA) is a diverse all-volunteer group committed to the street’s comeback, but in a way that benefits everyone. Myles G. Smith, KSDA volunteer, presents the community-oriented revitalization plan for an inclusive hometown main street.
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Restoring our Rivers - Part 3: Tommy Wells

D.C. Builds
June 18, 2015
The Potomac and Anacostia rivers have suffered years of raw sewage contamination due to combined sewer overflows. In order to address the issue, the city has begun constructing the first of two massive underground tunnels that will contain and transfer the contaminated runoff to the Blue Plains water treatment plant. Panelists discuss the planning and engineering challenges of the tunnel projects, which is the largest tunneling effort in the District since the Metrorail system was built, as well as city-wide efforts to install green infrastructure projects, such as rain gardens and green roofs. Panelists include: Carlton Ray, director, Clean Rivers Project, DC Water, Tommy Wells, director, District Department of the Environment and Benjamin Tauber, RLA, LEED Green, ASLA, senior associate, Lee and Associates, Inc.. Moderated by Susan Piedmont-Palladino, curator, National Building Museum.
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Restoring our Rivers - Part 4: Benjamin Tauber

D.C. Builds
June 18, 2015
The Potomac and Anacostia rivers have suffered years of raw sewage contamination due to combined sewer overflows. In order to address the issue, the city has begun constructing the first of two massive underground tunnels that will contain and transfer the contaminated runoff to the Blue Plains water treatment plant. Panelists discuss the planning and engineering challenges of the tunnel projects, which is the largest tunneling effort in the District since the Metrorail system was built, as well as city-wide efforts to install green infrastructure projects, such as rain gardens and green roofs. Panelists include: Carlton Ray, director, Clean Rivers Project, DC Water, Tommy Wells, director, District Department of the Environment and Benjamin Tauber, RLA, LEED Green, ASLA, senior associate, Lee and Associates, Inc.. Moderated by Susan Piedmont-Palladino, curator, National Building Museum.
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Restoring our Rivers - Part 5: Panel Discussion and Q&A

D.C. Builds
June 18, 2015
The Potomac and Anacostia rivers have suffered years of raw sewage contamination due to combined sewer overflows. In order to address the issue, the city has begun constructing the first of two massive underground tunnels that will contain and transfer the contaminated runoff to the Blue Plains water treatment plant. Panelists discuss the planning and engineering challenges of the tunnel projects, which is the largest tunneling effort in the District since the Metrorail system was built, as well as city-wide efforts to install green infrastructure projects, such as rain gardens and green roofs. Panelists include: Carlton Ray, director, Clean Rivers Project, DC Water, Tommy Wells, director, District Department of the Environment and Benjamin Tauber, RLA, LEED Green, ASLA, senior associate, Lee and Associates, Inc.. Moderated by Susan Piedmont-Palladino, curator, National Building Museum.
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Restoring our Rivers - Part 2: Carlton Ray

D.C. Builds
June 18, 2015
The Potomac and Anacostia rivers have suffered years of raw sewage contamination due to combined sewer overflows. In order to address the issue, the city has begun constructing the first of two massive underground tunnels that will contain and transfer the contaminated runoff to the Blue Plains water treatment plant. Panelists discuss the planning and engineering challenges of the tunnel projects, which is the largest tunneling effort in the District since the Metrorail system was built, as well as city-wide efforts to install green infrastructure projects, such as rain gardens and green roofs. Panelists include: Carlton Ray, director, Clean Rivers Project, DC Water, Tommy Wells, director, District Department of the Environment and Benjamin Tauber, RLA, LEED Green, ASLA, senior associate, Lee and Associates, Inc.. Moderated by Susan Piedmont-Palladino, curator, National Building Museum.
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Restoring our Rivers - Part 1: Intro

D.C. Builds
June 18, 2015
The Potomac and Anacostia rivers have suffered years of raw sewage contamination due to combined sewer overflows. In order to address the issue, the city has begun constructing the first of two massive underground tunnels that will contain and transfer the contaminated runoff to the Blue Plains water treatment plant. Panelists discuss the planning and engineering challenges of the tunnel projects, which is the largest tunneling effort in the District since the Metrorail system was built, as well as city-wide efforts to install green infrastructure projects, such as rain gardens and green roofs. Panelists include: Carlton Ray, director, Clean Rivers Project, DC Water, Tommy Wells, director, District Department of the Environment and Benjamin Tauber, RLA, LEED Green, ASLA, senior associate, Lee and Associates, Inc.. Moderated by Susan Piedmont-Palladino, curator, National Building Museum.
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Ehrlich Architects

Spotlight on Design
June 2, 2015
Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, discusses the work of Ehrlich Architects, which is guided by "multicultural modernism" - a humanistic approach that masterfully melds classic California Modernist styles with multicultural and vernacular design elements.
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Benchmarking Bicycling & Walking in the United States

Smart Growth
May 11, 2015
The Benchmarking Project at the Alliance for Biking & Walking tracks trends and research in bicycling and walking across the United States. Christy Kwan, programs & outreach director at the Alliance, presents eight fascinating facts that emerged from the latest report and how public officials, advocates, and decision makers can use them to produce livable communities. This program is presented in May in celebration of National Bike Month.
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