A Field Guide to Cool Neighborhoods

SCAD presents “A Field Guide to Cool Neighborhoods

The Savannah College of Art and Design presents “A Field Guide to Cool Neighborhoods,” a lecture by Chris Wilson, J. B. Jackson professor of Cultural Landscape Studies, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico, April 7, 6:30 p.m., River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The lecture is free and open to the public.


Wilson’s lecture will explore pre-automobile patterns and urban forms that inform current urban development by using examples of cities, primarily Los Angeles and Dallas, that are attempting to revitalize inner city neighborhoods. According to Wilson, architects, community activists and real estate developers across the country increasingly are turning to earlier times for inspiration.


Wilson has written widely on architecture, tourism and the politics of culture in the Southwest. His co-authored book, “La Tierra Amarilla: Its History, Architecture and Cultural Landscape” (1991), won the Downing Award from the Society of Architectural Historians, and has been lauded as a model for cultural landscape studies.

The SCAD architectural history department presents this lecture as part of the yearlong Architectural History Lecture Series. SCAD is one of the few institutions in the nation to offer Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs specifically in architectural history.

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