Happy Presidents Day. Here's what's on tap this week:
Monday, February 18, 6pm. PennDesign, 210 South 34th Street, Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery. Charles Waldheim, Chair of Landscape Architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, to speak about landscape as digital media. Waldheim's is a thought leader in the Landscape Urbanism movement.
Tuesday, February 19, 6pm - 7:30pm, UArts, CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street. As part of the Design Philadelphia series, Creating with Constraints, Diana Lind, executive director and editor-in-chief of Next City, looks at cities that developed unusual responses to their financial, spatial, or social constraints and became paragons of design, culture, and creativity. Free, reserve your ticket online.
Thursday, February 21, 5:30-8:30pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado, and winner of this year’s Edmund Bacon Prize for achievements in urban planning, development and design. The winning teams from this year’s 2013 Ed Bacon Student Design Competition will also be awarded. Advance registration required. $25, $20 for members, or $15 for students.
Thursday, February 21, 5:30-8:30pm. Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. As part of the Urban Sustainability Forum series, panelists will discuss lessons from Hurricane Sandy to reduce our vulnerability and manage the risk of building and living in hazard-prone areas through better planning, engineering, and policy. Drexel professor Scott Gabriel Knowles, author of The Disaster Experts, will moderate the panel discussion, featuring Chris Linn (DVRPC), Howard Kunreuther (Wharton Business School), Lori Peek (Colorado State University), and MaryAnn Tierney (FEMA, Region III). Free, register in advance online.