UDC Talks

Join us at the COR Museum at noon for free lecture series

Event posted Aug. 02, 2016 - 6:00 am | updated Oct 06, 2016
On the Grid by Scott Huler

The Raleigh Urban Design Center (UDC) invites you to join us at noon at the COR Museum,

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 for:

Raleigh’s Infrastructure History

Scott Huler, Author: On the Grid

We live our lives surrounded and supported by infrastructure – pipes, wires, roads, broadcast signals, all day and all night our preposterously easy lives are supported by things created and built by our predecessors. Okay – when? And how? And why? Raleigh’s infrastructure history tells the story of the city – its growth, its decisions, its values. The things Raleigh has chosen to invest in (or not invest in) and the timing of those decisions give us a complete history of our city’s development. From the buried creeks of downtown to the city’s first-ever sewer pipe to the transit investment we’ve never made – but just might make now – you can read Raleigh like a book. Scott Huler wrote that book – On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems that Make Our World Work addresses the history of infrastructure throughout the nation and the world, using Raleigh as its object lesson.

All events are free and open to the public. Registrations not required and no reservations are needed. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch to the talks.

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Education Credits:
UDCtalks will qualify for education credits via self submittal for AICP, AIA, and NCBOLA.


  • Raleigh’s Historical Infrastructure
  • Oct 19, 2016
  • Noon - 1:30 pm
  • Urban Design in Raleigh
  • Nov 09, 2016
  • Noon - 1:30 pm


  • City of Raleigh Museum
  • 220 Fayetteville Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

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