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HKU: Lecture – Making Plans: How to Engage with Landscape, Design, and the Urban Environment by Prof. Frederick R. Steiner

 

AIA Hong Kong invites you to join a HKU lecture – ‘Making Plans: How to Engage with Landscape, Design, and the Urban Environment’ by Prof. Frederick R. Steiner.  This event will be held on  Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Knowles Building, KB 730, The University of Hong Kong, and will be moderated by Minjung Maing, AIA.

Frederick Steiner is Dean and Paley Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and co-director of the Ian L. McHarg Center.  A fellow of both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, he has written, edited, or co-edited 18 books, including Making Plans: How to Engage with Landscape, Design, and the Urban Environment (UT Press, 2018). He served for 15 years as Dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin.

As dean of the UT School of Architecture, Steiner served on planning committees that addressed the future growth of the city and the university. As he walks readers through the planning processes, Steiner illustrates how large-scale planning requires setting goals and objectives, reading landscapes, determining best uses, designing options, selecting courses for moving forward, taking actions, and adjusting to changes. He also demonstrates that planning is an inherently political, sometimes messy, act, requiring the intelligence and ownership of the affected communities.

AIA Hong Kong is the supporting organisation for this lecture and the event is FREE. AIA members please RSVP via the Chapter at rsvp@aiahk.org by Mar 2, 2018 (Friday). The full lecture is AIA/CES credited with 2LU/HSW.