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The City College of New York

June 12, 2018

Professor HILLARY BROWN has published the article "Infrastructural Ecology as a Planning Paradigm" in this year's International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning. An earlier piece, "Lille, France's 'Virtuous Cycle’: Integrating Urban Services to Valorize Waste," was published in the summer 2017 issue of the Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems (IGLUS) Journal.

Professor LANCE BROWN, FAIA, DPACSA, founding board member of the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization attended and presented programs at the Habitat III conference in Quito where the New Urban Agenda (NUA) was adopted. The ninth session of World Urban Forum in February that took place in Kuala Lumpur was the first global forum following Quito and was devoted to the implementation of the NUA. Brown co-organized two meetings that were included in the Kuala Lumpur WUF9 events.

Professor MARTA GUTMAN has been awarded a fall 2018 Advanced Research Collaborative Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate Center. The award will support work on her book, Just Space: Architecture, Education, and Inequality in Urban America. She lectured on material from her book project at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Earth and Environmental Ph.D. Program in February and at Columbia University’s Seminar on the City in March.

Adjunct Professor ALBERTO FOYO’s project for a master plan of Gaza will be exhibited in the Spanish Pavilion of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. His project with Juhani Pallasmaa for a community center in Colombo, Sri Lanka, has been selected for funding by the Asia Initiative.

Associate Professor SHAWN RICKENBACKER presented the lectures "Future Urban Living" at New Museum’s, New Inc. Program for Smart Cities on 2 February; "Urban Data + Design" at the Center for Architecture, Next Gen Arch: Designing Towards an Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Profession Symposium in February; and "Pressure + Distortion" at Temple University School of Architecture in April. He co-chaired the session "Disruption" at the 2018 ACSA/COAM International Conference in Madrid in June.

Associate Professor CATHERINE SEAVITT NORDENSON’s new book Depositions: Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship was released in April 2018 by the University of Texas Press. Internationally known as one of the preeminent modernist landscape architects, Depositions explores a pivotal moment in Burle Marx’s career—the years in which he served as an appointed member of the Federal Cultural Council in Brazil, an advisory panel created by the military dictatorship in the mid-1960s.

Lecturer MATTHEW SEIBERT guest lectured at NYU's Tandon School of Engineering on data visualization and Landscape Metrics's work in February and developed an augmented reality exhibition for the SSA student-organized Rising Urbanists conference in April.

Associate Professor June Williamson was elected in the 2018 elections to the ACSA Board of Directors as the 2018 At-Large Director.
Adjunct Associate Professor SUZAN WINES is collaborating with SITE on installations for the 2018 Milan Furniture Fair and ICFF-New York. Her firm, I-Beam Design, recently completed a Winery Project in Brooklyn. Her firm's partners were featured on NYC Life’s TV show “Her Big Idea.” I-Beam was shortlisted for the American Architecture Prize Firm of Year award in Interior Design and work by the firm has been published in National Geographic’s new children’s book, How Things Work.

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