Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Disasters as Design Moment: Does Urban Design Make Sense after Disasters?
  • Discussion
  • 11/9/2011
  • 12:30-13:30
  • Spooner Hall
  • Host: The Commons
Event Description
The Idea Café is intended to elicit energetic exchanges between attendees in response to the speaker's introduction. This week, please join us as Jake Wagner, Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Design at University of Missouri, Kansas City, presents "Disasters as Design Moment: Does Urban Design Make Sense after Disasters?" What can we learn about cities and urban design after a disaster? Professor Wagner will address some of the challenges of rebuilding cities in the wake of major disasters through examples including New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the recovery of Joplin, Missouri, after the May 2011 tornado.

The event is free; lunch is provided, and RSVP is required. Limit 40 guests.
RSVP to Emily Ryan at thecommons@ku.edu