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A few modest urban design recommendations for Tucson’s New Mayor
January 27, 2012
One of LSA’s Board Members will be giving a talk this Friday, January 27 entitled “A few modest urban design recommendations for Tucson’s New Mayor.” The official description:
The School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona is holding its 3rd annual “My Arizona” lecture.
The lecture, titled ”A Few Modest Urban Design Recommendation for Tucson’s New Mayor,” will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Building, Room S202 (NE Corner of Speedway and Mountain). Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is scheduled to attend.
The lecture will be given by Corky Poster, a registered architect and certified planner (AICP) as well as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the UA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.
The School of Geography and Development initiated the “My Arizona” series to showcase interesting places and people in the state. New graduate students and faculty from across campus are especially encouraged to attend but the lecture is also meant to bring the UA and the Tucson community together around topics of mutual interest and concern.
About the Lecture
Tucson’s urban landscape is characterized by fragmentation, ad hoc development, competing land uses and lingering dysfunctional patterns. The challenges of an emerging desert city lie in accepting the impossibility of wholesale and instantaneous transformation.
In his talk, Poster focuses on a series of practical, achievable suggestions for how the urban design of Tucson might be incrementally improved. Drawing on a range of sources and inspirations, the presentation addresses issues ranging from transportation and transit, housing and land use, and energy and water conservation, to environmental comfort, art and culture, parking, and downtown development. For a new mayoral administration in a period of economic upheaval, the recommendations offered point to insightful solutions through pragmatic approaches.
About the Speaker
Corky Poster is a registered architect and certified planner (AICP). Poster’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College (1969) and a Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (1973). He has practiced architecture, planning and urban design in Tucson since 1973. He is one of three principals at Poster Frost Mirto. After 28 years at the University of Arizona, Poster is now a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA) and the former director of the Drachman Institute. He was acting dean of CALA in 2002 and 2003.
Contact: Liz Cordova, School of Geography and Development, 520-621-1652, firstname.lastname@example.org