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Adult Programs


Reed Hilderbrand and the Legacy of Dan Kiley

Spotlight on Design

April 23, 2014

Modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley’s (1912–2004) emphasis on formal geometry had a great influence over generations of practitioners, including Douglas Reed, FASLA, and Gary Hilderbrand, FASLA.


Genius Loci: The Public Art of Raymond Kaskey

May 1, 2014

D.C.-based sculptor Raymond Kaskey, whose work includes architectural sculptures for the National World War II Memorial and the 38-foot Portlandia sculpture in Portland, Oregon reinterprets classical themes and formal strategies in his work to make them relevant for today’s society.

The Difficult Rebirth of American Urbanism

Smart Growth

May 12, 2014

New city neighborhoods are in demand, yet urbanism, transit, and walkable streets can face resistance from a deeply rooted suburban value system. Author Benjamin Ross posits that in order to succeed, urbanists must offer a compelling vision of change.


Hurricanes: An Urban Perspective

Designing for Disaster Programs

May 12, 2014

Scientists predict that hurricanes will increase in severity and frequency. A panel of experts discusses the elements needed to prepare for and mitigate the effects of hurricanes and storm surges in urban areas.

L’Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design: Changing Cities

May 28, 2014

W. Paul Farmer, FAICP, chief executive officer of the American Planning Association, discusses planning interventions to address challenges facing cities around the world: immigration, climate change, and urbanization.


CityVision Spring 2014 Final Presentation

May 16, 2014

DC middle school students devise plans for Washington, DC. They plan new uses for old buildings in the District.


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