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2147Monday, February 13-Lecture: Professor Sir Peter Hal

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  • irvin dawid
    Feb 1, 2006
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      The Global Metropolitan Studies Program Inaugural Event

      Lecture: Professor Sir Peter Hall
      Monday, February 13, 2006, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
      Wurster Hall Auditorium (Room 112)
      Followed by a reception 6:30 - 7:15 in the
      Wurster Hall first floor lobby (just outside the auditorium)

      RSVP to: metrostudies@...

      Sir Peter Hall
      Bartlett Professor of Planning and Regeneration, University College London
      Professor Emeritus, City and Regional Planning, and former Director,
      Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California,
      Berkeley

      Sir Peter Hall is a geographer who has devoted his life to the study of the
      world�s cities from every angle -- economic, demographic, cultural and
      managerial. He has analyzed the relentless growth of urban populations and
      the resulting problems of congestion, overcrowding, transportation and
      delinquency, and he has made penetrating studies of the different solutions
      which have been offered by generations of urban planners.

      Peter Hall has written and edited nearly 40 books, including Sociable Cities
      (1998), a penetrating analysis of the legacy of Ebenezer Howard; Cities of
      Tomorrow (1988), a broad intellectual history of urban planning and design;
      The World Cities (1966), an analysis of the development of seven great urban
      regions of the world (London, Paris, New York, Moscow, Tokyo and the great
      city complexes of Holland and the Rhine-Ruhr); and his magnum opus, Cities
      in Civilization: Culture, Technology and Urban Order (1998), a comparative
      cultural history of cities from ancient Athens to late 20th century London.

      Sir Peter Hall was awarded the 2005 Balzan Prize for the social and cultural
      history of cities since 1500 for his magisterial studies of urban planning
      in modern times, his analysis of contemporary urban problems and his
      penetrating reflections upon the development of the world�s cities over the
      centuries.
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      The Global Metropolitan Studies Program

      Global Metropolitan Studies is one of five new initiatives on the Berkeley
      campus to foster interdisciplinary collaborations on areas of emerging
      interest. Startup funds have been provided for the first three years of the
      initiative, which will be used to develop research agendas and eventually
      attract outside funding. The program will add five new faculty positions,
      to be housed in the departments participating in the initiative
      (Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Geography,
      Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, the Energy and Resources
      Group, Environmental Sciences Policy and Management, Political Science,
      Public Health, and Sociology). The first listing is for a junior faculty in
      Environmental Planning and Policy and closes this month. Two more searches
      have been requested for Spring 2006, in infrastructure systems and in
      comparative metro studies. Along with the collaborative research programs,
      three educational initiatives are planned: (1) an Undergraduate Urban and
      Metropolitan Studies Major; (2) an Interdisciplinary Graduate Group in
      Comparative Metropolitan Studies; and (3) an Interdisciplinary Graduate
      Group in Infrastructure and Environment

      The Global Metropolitan Studies Executive Committee members are:
      Co-directors Deakin and Evans; Peter Bosselmann (LAEP); David Dowall (IURD);
      Michael Johns (Geography); Dan Kammen (ERG); Taeku Lee (Political Science);
      and Samer Madanat (CE).

      For more information, see our website at http://www.uctc.net/metrostudies