Forum Lecture: Fred Kent

Date:May 4, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Magnolia Theatre, West Village
Details:

Fred Kent is the Founder and President of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), the premier center for best practices, information and resources on Placemaking. PPS helps people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Fred Kent is widely recognized as a leading authority on revitalizing city spaces and one of the foremost thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city. Before founding PPS, Fred obtained multiple degrees from Columbia and studied with Margaret Mead. He also worked with William H. Whyte on the Street Life Project in New York City. The research resulted in the now classic book The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, a definitive work on human behavior in the urban environment.

Kent has worked on hundreds of projects, including Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square in New York City; Discovery Green in Houston, TX; Granville Island in Vancouver; Harvard Square for Cambridge; and a City-Wide Placemaking Campaign in Chicago. In addition to projects, Fred and his PPS team have brought placemaking to over 43 countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa as well as all fifty states to thousands of community and neighborhood groups. Each year, he and the PPS staff give presentations or train more than 10,000 people in Placemaking techniques. Fred is a leader in the expansion of Placemaking as it has become a leading discipline for visionary global engagement. 

Cost:Lectures are free for Dallas Architecture Forum members.
General admission is $20.
Full-time student admission is $5.
Tickets can be purchased at the door before each lecture.

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Contact Name: Dallas Architecture Forum
Email Address: director@dallasarchitectureforum.org
Phone Number: 214.764.2406

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