The Nature of Cities

Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment
12:00pm / SOA North Gallery
select Wednesdays

 


In Fall 2016, the Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment will focus on The Nature of Cities, bringing together scholars to explore the complex and overlapping landscapes and ecosystems found in the urban built environment.

The Mellon Forum is organized by Vera Candiani, Associate Professor of History, and Elsa Devienne, Princeton-Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities. The Mellon Forum takes place select Wednesdays at noon. All events are free and open to the public.

Program support comes from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Princeton School of Architecture, Program in Canadian Studies, Program in Latin American Studies, Office of Population Research, Department of History, and Department of English at Princeton University.

 

Program Schedule

Sep 21 | Coastal Resilience: Past and Present Perspectives
Location: SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, NORTH GALLERY
Andrew W. Kahrl, University of Virginia
Guy Nordensen, Princeton University
Moderator: Elsa Devienne, Princeton-Mellon Initiative

Sep 28 | Globalization Meets Decolonization: The Urban Linkage, 1940s-70s
Location: SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, NORTH GALLERY
Cyrus Schayegh, Princeton University
Moderator: Ayala Levin, Princeton-Mellon Initiative

Oct 12 | Imagining Nonhuman Philadelphia
Location: SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, NORTH GALLERY
Alan C. Braddock, College of William & Mary / Princeton University
Moderator: Rachel Price, Spanish & Portuguese

Oct 19 | New York Botanical Garden Humanities Institute
Location: SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, NORTH GALLERY
Vanessa Sellers, NYBG Humanities Institute
Mellon Fellows, NYBG Humanities Institute

Oct 26 | The Bulldozer in the Countryside, 15 years later
Location: SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, NORTH GALLERY
Adam Rome, University of Delaware
Moderator: Stan Allen, Architecture

Nov 9 | The Lessons of 19th Century Boston Harbor
Location: SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, NORTH GALLERY
Michael Rawson, Brooklyn College-CUNY (please register here).
Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Spanish & Portuguese

Dec 7 |
Perspectives on Urban Environmental History: The Case of Pittsburgh
Location: SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, NORTH GALLERY
Joel Tarr, Carnegie Mellon University (please register here).
Moderator: Vera Candiani, History