Oct 15 "Rural Design & Urban Design" around the world

Rural Design and Urban Design: Healing the Divide
Featuring Dewey Thorbeck, FAIA, FAAR
Monday, October 15, 6 PM
100 Rapson Hall, East Bank campus

Urbanization and rapid change in Minnesota, America, and the world has created a significant divide between urban and rural people. By 2050 there may be another 2.5 billion people on the planet with 100 million more in the United States. Where will these people live and work, how will they be housed, and how can we grow enough food and fiber? Designers can help bridge the divide between urban and rural by finding ways that cities, small towns, and limited land resources can be better shaped and used to responsibly meet these challenges now without compromising the future.

Dewey Thorbeck, FAIA, FAAR, is the emeritus founder/director of the Center for Rural Design, University of Minnesota. He currently serves as a senior research fellow for the University of Minnesota College of Design’s Minnesota Design Center, and is president of Thorbeck Architects.

Presented by the College of Design and Minnesota Design Center.

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