Lecture Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series
Satellites, drones, traffic cameras, cell phone data—we know more about our cities and neighbors than ever before. With heaps of new data and tools at their disposal, city planners, landscape architects and citizen imagineers are increasingly equipped to propose better futures for our living landscapes. But mapping and urban planning take part in a tricky tug of war between objective data and subjective art. Let's have a look at how we can fairly create visions for the coming years in hopes that they will one day be realized.
5:00 - 6:00 pm
6:00 - 7:00 pm
7:00 - 7:30 pm
Tim Wallace is a geographer and visual journalist at Descartes Labs in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has a Ph.D. in Geography from The University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a recently a graphics editor at The New York Times where he created visual stories on neighborhoods, cities, regions and the world with information gathered from land, sky and space. Tim does not live in Maine, but his parents and in-laws do, so there is hope.
5 p.m. in Global Plaza, Innovation Hall
Portland Society for Architecture (PSA)