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Nominate a visionary urbanist to speak at the 2019 Clarence S. Stein Colloquium

Clarence Stein in 1950 (Image: Stein in 1950. Clarence Stein Papers/Cornell University Library Digital Collections)

Although 2019 feels a world away (especially since we’re all bogged down with finals next week), now is the time to nominate lecturers for the upcoming Clarence S. Stein Colloquium. The annual lecture, held on March 22 next year, brings distinguished urbanists to campus to talk about their ideas, their work, and their motivations for making better cities. Last year, MacArthur Genius Fellow Damon Rich, partner at Newark, New jersey–based design firm Hector, spoke to current and prospective students at the March open house.

So who should speak this year?Jane Jacobs is long dead, but there are still plenty of eloquent leaders quietly but profoundly shaping cities in the typically glamour-averse world of planning. Current students may nominate any urbanist, here or abroad, whose work relates to the questions that Stein grappled with in his architecture and planning practice.

If you have names, send them (along with a brief statement) to Ethan Wissler (MRP ’20), this year’s Clarence S. Stein fellow. The department is finalizing its spring lecture series in the coming weeks, so get those emails out as quick as you can!

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