FREE SYMPOSIUM ON GREEN CITIES, URBAN PLANNING

April 7, 2009 by  
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Aldo Leopold was a pioneer of environmental ethics who worked in New Mexico for the U.S. Forest Service beginning in about 1910. Today, he’s remembered as a founder of the green urban planning movement, and his legacy is being celebrated with a symposium at UNM’s School of Architecture & Planning.

The Saturday symposium, free to the public, covers such topics as building green cities and the economics of green design. Friday night’s keynote address will be delivered by architect Thomas Kubala, whose firm designed the building with the highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating in the world.

The symposium is part of the Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration 2009, which includes a year’s worth of events throughout New Mexico.

Friday’s keynote address takes place April 10 at 5:00pm, while Saturday’s symposium runs April 11 from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Both events take place at UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning, located near the intersection of Central Ave and Stanford Dr NE. Parking (for a fee) may be available in the UNM parking structure near Popejoy Hall, which can be accessed by entering campus at Stanford, then turning left on Redondo.

For more information, e-mail LeopoldSymposium@gmail.com.

–Elizabeth Hanes


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