International guest faculty “Athena Lecture Series” - Professor Emily Talen, PhD

On May 12th 2017 the Centre for the Future of Places held the first lecture of the "Athena Talks Series". Professor Emily Talen from the Univerity of Chicago gave an interesting and contemplative talk about "Design for Social Diversity". The lecture were followed by a lively discussion, moderated by Tigran Haas.

Emily Talen is Professor of Urbanism at the University of Chicago. Talen received a PhD in urban geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also possesses a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the Ohio State University. Previously, she was a faculty member in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a professional planner in Santa Barbara and Columbus, Ohio. Her research is devoted to urban design and urbanism, especially the relationship between the built environment and social equity. Her books include: New Urbanism and American Planning, Design for Diversity, Urban Design Reclaimed, and City Rules.

The Athena Lecture Series is a cooperation between the Centre for The Future Places, Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, the KTH School of Architecture and the Buildt Environment and the KTH Graduate Masters Program in Urbanism Studies. Read more about the Athena Lecture Series here.

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