From a Benwood Foundation Media Release:
Harvard planning professor and expert on regional planning, Armando Carbonell, will be the second speaker in the George T. Hunter Lecture Series. Mr. Carbonell is the Chair of the Department of Planning and Urban Form at the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy in Cambridge, MA and co-editor of the recent book, Regional Planning in America: Practice and Prospect. He is also co-chair of America 2050, a national initiative focused on addressing issues related to conservation, infrastructure and economic development in rapidly growing regions across the country. Carbonell’s lecture will focus on the importance and impacts of planning for regional growth. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, November 1, at 7 pm in the Roland Hayes Auditorium, in the Fine Arts Building on UTC Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
“Armando Carbonell’s lecture couldn’t be more timely, given the current issues our community is facing related to regional growth and development, “ said Corinne Allen, Executive Director of the Benwood Foundation. “With his extensive experience in helping growing regions develop viable growth plans, we hope he will provide valuable insight as our own leaders embark on a comprehensive planning process for the Chattanooga region.”
Now in its fourth year, The George T. Hunter Lecture Series is sponsored by the Benwood Foundation, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, The Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies and CreateHere. According to Roger Brown, UTC Chancellor, “The goal of the lecture series is to contribute to the dialogue around critical community issues by bringing nationally-renowned thinkers and leaders to Chattanooga. The lecture series has also provided a meaningful way for UTC students and faculty to engage around issues affecting the Chattanooga region.” Past speakers in the lecture series have included Doris Kearns Goodwin, Majora Carter, Malcolm Gladwell, and Mayor Cory Booker.
ABOUT ARMANDO CARBONELL:
Armando Carbonell is Co-chair of America 2050 and the Chairman of the Department of Planning and Urban Form at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. His areas of expertise include city and regional planning, property rights and regulation, and land use and the environment. He teaches planning at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to the Lincoln Institute, Carbonell was the founding Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission, a regional planning and land use regulatory agency. Carbonell received his A.B. degree from Clark University and a Doctorate at the Johns Hopkins University and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University.
He is the co-editor of three books on planning and smart growth, including the definitive Regional Planning in America: Practice and Prospect, which was released in April of 2011.
For more information on the 2011-2012 George T. Hunter Lecture Series, visit www.benwood.org.