"The City and The River" joint school debate series, Thursday, February 16, 2017

The City and The River series is the theme of the 2016-17 joint school debate series that began last year with Drought and Beauty. Each event includes two lectures from prominent landscape architects and allied professionals (one based in L.A., one from elsewhere) followed by a moderated debate on a theme that will change annually. The upcoming debate is sponsored by Cal Poly Pomona Dept. of Landscape Architecture and co-hosted by USC Landscape Architecture + Urbansim, UCLA Extension Program in Landscape Architecture, Arid Lands Institute and Mia Lehrer and Associates. Reception is sponsored by Mark Susser, Atomic Irrigation Design.

The series expands the conversation around urban issues critical to Los Angeles and familiar to designers and thinkers from all over the world. Guests are invited to share ideas, engage in dialogue, and speculate on future possibilities, questioning where we are now and where we are going.

Stephanie Pincetl, Professor in Residence and founding Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, will moderate.