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L'Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design


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Washington: Symbol and City
October 9, 2004 - January 1, 2013



The National Building Museum and the American Planning Association (APA) established the annual L'Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design to draw attention to critical issues in city and regional planning in the United States. The lecture will feature leading figures in planning, architecture, urban design, governance and other fields. The L’Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design is named for Pierre Charles L’Enfant, who created the acclaimed plan for Washington, D.C.

 
Water, Planning, Adaptation, and Collaboration for Climate Change

Speaker: Renée Jones-Bos, former Ambassador to the United States from the Netherlands
May 28, 2013

Hosted by The New Institute in Rotterdam, this lecture was presented by Renée Jones-Bos, former Ambassador to the United States from the Netherlands, and was organized by the American Planning Association. The lecture was part of a professional study tour in the Netherlands to explore how protection methods can be used and applied to coastal regions throughout the United States.

 

Past Speakers

Marilyn Taylor
Dean of the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
October 25, 2011

Barry Bergdoll
Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art
July 15, 2010

Paul Goldberger
Architecture Critic, The New Yorker
December 2, 2008

Teddy Cruz
Architect and Founding Principal, Estudio Teddy Cruz
November 1, 2007

Enrique Penalosa
Former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia
November 16, 2006

Sir Peter Hall
British Planner, Teacher, and Author
December 15, 2005