As important as it is to cultivate a nuanced understanding of zoning codes and postcolonial planning epistemology, it’s nice to have some practical design skills on your resume, as well. To that end, three enterprising and generous CRP students have agreed to teach their classmates the fundamentals of InDesign, Illustrator, and SketchUp over the course of three Friday afternoons for this semester’ edition of Friday Free School.
MRP students Josh Rotbert, Rhea Lopes, and Kristen Collins will each be leading a class. This year, sessions kick off October 26 in the computer lab on the third floor of West Sibley (officially the Barclay Jones Lab).
Here’s the sign-up link for sessions (which are open only to current CRP students, sorry!). More info on the classes can be found on the flier below:
(Image: Elyse Belarge/Cornell CRP)
Hope to see you there!
This Thursday, join Cornell CRP’s Women’s Planning Forum (WPF) for a mixer to talk with second-year MRP and HPP students about finding summer internships here and abroad. The event will be held tomorrow, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Sibley 115. See the flyer below for more information:
Sibley Hall in winter. (Image: Cornell AAP)
The Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) will hold its annual fall open house for prospective graduate students on Friday, October 15. The event will feature an overview of graduate programs in historic preservation, regional science, and regional planning, as well as Q&As with faculty and current students. Prospies will also be able to tour Sibley Hall, sit in on classes, and drink $1 beers with current grad students at the Big Red Barn.
More information on the open house, including a full schedule of events and an RSVP form, can be found here.
(Image: Minesweeper/Wikimedia Commons)
Why are the core principals of U.S. transit planning rarely questioned, and why is transportation in this country so dang inefficient? On September 20, University of California–Davis’s Susan Handy will examine those questions in front of a roomful of Cornellians in Sibley 101 at 4:30 p.m..
An abstract of her talk, officially “Roundabout of a Figurative Kind: The Ebb and Flow of Ideas about Transportation and What This Means for Our Communities,” is reprinted below:
Transportation planning in the U.S. has, for more than a century, been guided by several core principles: speed, mobility, vehicle throughput, capacity expansion, traffic control, mode separation. These principles are hugely influential, yet they are largely implicit and rarely questioned, at least not officially, despite their general failure to produce an efficient transportation system. But each of these principles has an equal and opposite principle that, if adopted, would lead to a very different approach to providing for society’s transportation needs. In this talk, Handy examines the ebb and flow of these ideas and their implications for our communities.
More information on this and other Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) lectures can be found here.