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APR 24 | Governor Sergio Fajardo

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Governor Sergio Fajardo :
The Transformation of Latin American Cities

Governor of Antioquia, Colombia

Thursday, April 24th 2014
University of Washington –
Kane Hall

Free to the public

Under the leadership fo Serfio Fajardo, as Mayor of Medellin, Colombia from 2004-2007, the city was transformed from a hub of violence into a model of education reform, successful public infrastructure and successful governance.  Fajardo pioneered methods of community/citizen participation, inclusive education and budget transparency for the city and now, as Governor of the state of Antioquia, he works to build on the lessons of that experience at a larger scale. A cornerstone of this strategy was to engage disenfranchised citizens and create a network of modern public libraries and parks where city services are made accessible to those who needed them most.

Coined “social urbanism,” his rethinking of social and community inclusion through public spaces is now being replicated throughout Latin America.  Fajardo will discuss his approach to how architecture and goo urbanism can transform cities and become models for ecological, economic and cultural sustainability.

Hosted by the College of Built Environments and the Jackson School of International Studies.

Many thanks to our friends at Atlas Coffee Company for making this fabulous connection for us!

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APR 16 | Julie Eizenberg

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UW Department of Architecture / Spring 2014 Lecture Series

Julie Eizenberg | Konning Eizenber, Santa Monica, CA

Opportunity Hides in Plain Sight / Callison Distinguished Lecture

Wednesday, April 16th 2014
Architecture Hall 147 – University of Washington

Julie Eizenberg, AIA, is a founding Principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture, and brings design vision to the firm’s wide range of projects. Under her leadership, the firm has earned over 100 awards for design, preservation and sustainability including the World Architecture Festival’s Housing Award in 2013 and the 2012 AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal in recognition of a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. Julie teaches and lectures around the world, is a frequent advisor to the U.S. Mayor’s Institute on City Design, and is the author of Architecture Isn’t Just for Special Occasions that outlines her practice’ s philosophy on the role of architecture in everyday life. Notable work includes the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Hancock Lofts in West Hollywood, Children’s Institute, Inc.’s Otis Booth Campus in Los Angeles and the upcoming Pico Library and Village Affordable Housing in Santa Monica.

All Lectures are free and open to the public.

Continuing education and IDP credits are available for attendance.

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APR 11 | Nader Tehrani

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