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!

Clarence Stein Institute Applications Due April 15th, 2018


Portrait of Clarence S. Stein. Clarence Stein Papers / Cornell University Library Digital Collections

Applications for funding from the Clarence Stein Institute are open and can be submitted up until April 15th, 2018. The Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) revamped its program honoring progressive planning icon Clarence S. Stein.

Grants are awarded to support research and community outreach projects by undergraduate and graduate students, to support research by advanced scholars (doctoral students, faculty members, and independent scholars), and for conservation and training at Stein-designed sites. The fellowship goes to a student in the Master of Regional Planning program, who will serve as the program administrator. Finally, the Stein Institute will fund an annual lecture in CRP.

The Stein Institute is based in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Grant recipients are welcome from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban history, historic preservation, and city and regional planning, and the research supported by the Stein Institute encompass both urban and suburban development. The programs of the institute include opportunities for a graduate fellowship within the Master of Regional Planning program, an annual lecture, research grants for senior scholars as well as students at the undergraduate and graduate level, and support for the Stein Collection in the Cornell University archives. This collection is one of an extensive set of Cornell collections on major figures in city and regional planning, and attracts researchers from all over the world, and is currently documented on the Stein Papers in the Rare and Manuscript Collection in the Carl A. Kroch Library.

Created in 1994 with an endowment provided by Aline Laveen MacMahon Stein, the Clarence S. Stein Institute for Urban and Landscape Studies supports the research, teaching, and community service of students and faculty who have demonstrated an interest in the ideas of Clarence Stein as expressed in his book, Toward New Towns for America (Reinhold, 1957).

Information was adapted from the official Cornell AAP page. Click here for more information.

 

 

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