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Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities


Jane Jacobs and Rachel Carson:
How They Changed Our World




Wednesday
Oct. 23, 2013
7:00 pm
Sunroom, MU

Robert Fishman
Professor of Architecture
and Urban Planning



















Lecture: Robert Fishman is an expert in the areas of urban history and urban policy and planning. He will discuss the impact of Jane Jacobs and Rachel Carson, two women who revolutionized the fields of urbanism and environmentalism as well as changed the way we think about sustainability. Fishman currently has an appointment in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He has written two books widely regarded as seminal texts on the history of cities and urbanization: Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century and Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia.


Opening remarks:


Carlton Basmajian












Carlton Basmajian
Assistant Professor
Community Regional Planning













James Andrews
Professor of History


About Fishman:

Robert Fishman is a professor of architecture and urban planning at the University of Michigan. He received his PhD in history from Harvard and his A.B. in history from Stanford University. He is the author of several books including Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier (1977) and Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia (1987.)


Fishman received his PhD and MA in history from Harvard University. His honors include the 2009 Laurence Gerckens Prize for lifetime achievement of the Society for City and Regional Planning History; the Walker Ames Lectureship, the University of Washington, Seattle, 2010; the Emil Lorch Professorship at Taubman College, 2006-2009; Public Policy Scholar, the Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., 1999; the Cass Gilbert Professorship at the University of Minnesota, 1998; and visiting professorships at the University of Paris, Nanterre; the University of Pennsylvania; and Columbia University. Cosponsored by the ISU Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, College of Design, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development and Committee on Lectures (funded by the Government of the Student Body.) Fishman's page, University of Michigan