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Speaking of Books: Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change

Recently featuring our 50th author, the Speaking of Books series features free, open to the community and public talks by UMD faculty authors on their recently published work. Events feature a Q&A, book signing, and book sale. Light refreshments are served.

In the history of planning, the design of an entire community prior to its construction is among the oldest traditions. Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change explores the twenty-first-century fortunes of planned communities around the world. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives, the editors and contributors examine what happened to planned communities after their glory days had passed and they became vulnerable to pressures of growth, change, and even decline.

Mary Corbin Sies is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland.

Isabelle Gournay is Associate Professor of Architecture Emerita at the University of Maryland.

Moderated by Cindy Frank, Architecture & Visual Resource Librarian

Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:30PM - 2:00PM
Architecture Library
Mary Corbin Sies and Isabelle Gournay
Faculty/Staff   General Public   Graduate Students   Undergraduate Students