UDC Talks

Join us for our free lecture series

Event posted May 10, 2017 - 6:00 am | updated Oct 11, 2017

The City of Raleigh will host 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 some @night.

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

Wednesday, October 18 | @Noon
COR Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh

Robert C. Allen - James Logan Godfrey Distinguished Professor of American Studies
Faculty Lead, Community Histories Workshop
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

It follows the extraordinary story of the first female patient at the N.C. Insane Asylum (which eventually became Dix Hospital), Annie M. Kirkland, who was admitted March 1, 1856. The project starts with the record of Annie Kirkland’s admission, recently made available by the N.C. State Archives. It demonstrates the ability of scholars and the general public to recover the lives of thousands of patients and patient families who came to “Dix Hill” across the first half century of the hospital’s operation.

Robert C. Allen is the James Logan Godfrey Professor of American Studies and Director of the Community Histories Workshop at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books and digital projects on the cultural and social history of the U.S. have won national awards. UNC has recognized his teaching and community engagement through the Tanner Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Harvey Award for Advancing Institutional Priorities, respectively. He is currently the Principal Investigator for Rocky Mount Mills: From Adaptive Reuse to Public Engagement, a community history and archiving initiative funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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

  • 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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