October 18, 2018 4 p.m.End:
October 18, 2018 5 p.m.Location: Architecture Building, Room 100
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, LEED AP, is the Malcolm Matheson Distinguished Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Master of Urban Design program at the University of Miami.
A leader in promoting walkable, resilient urban design, Plater-Zyberk is a recognized leader in the New Urbanism movement and a co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Her range of teaching, professional practice, and research includes new community design, community rebuilding, regional plans and zoning. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, has co-authored Suburban Nation: the Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream (more than 85,000 sold), and The New Civic Art: Elements of Town Planning.
During the lecture, Plater-Zyberk will address these learning objectives:
- Understand application of principles of urban design at scales ranging from region to neighborhood to street, block, and building
- Understand relationship of disciplines involved in urban design: architecture, landscape architecture, traffic engineering
- Understand influence of regional context on design of urban space and buildings, such as history, culture, climate and adaptation to climate change
- Understand evolution of contemporary urban design theory and techniques