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The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Richard Dagenhart for Green Reads Book Club
September 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
September 18th Green Reads Book Club
Join us 09.18.19 for a freewheeling conversation about The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs led by anthropologist, architect, and city planner, Richard Dagenhart. The retired Georgia Tech professor discovers something new with each read. “It is one of those books.” He recommends reading one chapter, “The Kind of a Problem a City Is” first, although it is at the end of the book.
About our Co-Host
Richard Dagenhart was educated in anthropology, architecture and city planning at the University of Arkansas and the University of Pennsylvania. For more than forty years, he has been involved in urban design teaching, research and practice in Philadelphia, Houston, the Middle East, across much of the US, China, and, of course, Atlanta and Georgia Tech. Although retired, Dagenhart continues to teach urban design studios and an Institute-wide course on the history of cities at Georgia Tech. The recent urban design studios at Georgia Tech, collaborating with graduate students from across the world, are sponsored by the Georgia Conservancy to investigate issues of climate change, re-purposing infrastructure, and retro-fitting automobile landscapes in the American City, especially Atlanta and the State of Georgia. Dagenhart is a registered architect and maintains a small architectural practice in Atlanta and Apalachicola, Florida.
What: The Green Reads Book Club
Free and open to the public
Where: Hosted by the Georgia Conservancy
230 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1250, Atlanta, GA 30303
When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Green Reads participants are encouraged to consider taking MARTA; the Peachtree Center Station. Here are a few more details –
- Take MARTA to the Peachtree Center Station
- Upon exiting the train go to the Peachtree Street West Exit
- At the top of the escalator walk straight up a few steps, past Hotel Indigo (on your right), to our building entrance – 230 Peachtree Street NW
- Then take the elevators immediately on the left side of the lobby to the 12th floor, turn right when you exit the elevator, and Suite 1250 will be on your right