UDC Talks

Join us for our free lecture series

Event posted May 10, 2017 - 6:00 am | updated Jun 08, 2017

The City of Raleigh will be hosting a unique lecture series this year to highlight bold ideas, issues, and topics important to the development of the new City of Raleigh Dix Park project. Topics will include inclusivity, ecology, access, arts and culture, history, transportation, economic development, and connectivity, among others. These talks attract design professionals, government officials, and members of the general public to educate them on local design issues. The 2017 Lecture Series titled Bold Ideas for Dix Park and the City of Raleigh, will be jammed pack with lectures @noon and @night.

The Raleigh Urban Design Center (UDC) and the Dix Park Conservancy invites you to join us.

Wednesday, June 21 | @Noon COR Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh

BIOPHILIC DESIGN Making Raleigh a Healthy Habitat for Human Development

The majority of people live in cities. A growing body of research demonstrates the positive impact of nature on human functioning – the younger the person, the greater the impact. With this in mind, where can increases in biodiversity have the greatest human impact? How can communities be engaged in this critical mission? What models can we learn from?

Robin Moore, Professor of Landscape Architecture and co-founder/director of the Natural Learning Initiative (NLI), College of Design, N.C. State University.

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Wednesday, June 21 | 6 p.m. N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh
Reception, Lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. Book signing to follow.

YOUR BRAIN ON NATURE: Awe, Biophilia and Power of Our Nature Neurons

Florence Williams will discuss some of the latest research from around the world probing the primal links between the human brain and the natural world, forming new evidence for why time in nature is critical to human creativity, health and well-being. She will also explore how some cities and schools are already using this research to strengthen our connection to nature to improve lives.

Florence Williams, Guest speaker, Author of The Nature Fix.

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

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

When

  • Jun 21, 2017
  • Noon - 1:30 pm

Where

  • Briggs Building
  • CORMuseum
  • 220 Fayetteville Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

When

  • Jun 21, 2017
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Where

  • N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
  • 11 W. Jones St.
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

When

  • Jul 19, 2017
  • Noon - 1:30 pm

Where

  • Briggs Building
  • CORMuseum
  • 220 Fayetteville Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

When

  • Jul 19, 2017
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Where

  • N.C. State College of Design
  • Burns Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall
  • Boney Dr.
  • Raleigh, NC 27607

When

  • Aug 16, 2017
  • Noon - 1:30 pm

Where

  • Briggs Building
  • CORMuseum
  • 220 Fayetteville Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

When

  • Sep 20, 2017
  • Noon - 1:30 pm

Where

  • Briggs Building
  • CORMuseum
  • 220 Fayetteville Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

When

  • Oct 18, 2017
  • Noon - 1:30 pm

Where

  • Briggs Building
  • CORMuseum
  • 220 Fayetteville Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

When

  • Nov 15, 2017
  • Noon - 1:30 pm

Where

  • Briggs Building
  • CORMuseum
  • 220 Fayetteville Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27601

When

  • Nov 15, 2017
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Where

  • CAM Raleigh
  • 409 W. Martin St.
  • Raleigh, NC 27603

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