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UNE Center for Global Humanities presents “The City: Sensed, Imagined and Realized”

UNE Center for Global Humanities presents “The City: Sensed, Imagined and Realized”

October 25, 2019

Thanks to seemingly endless streams of new data and an array of dazzling new tools, today’s city planners, landscape architects, and citizens are increasingly equipped to propose better designs for our urban landscapes. But mapping and planning the cities of the future often creates an uncomfortable tension between the approaches suggested by objective data and subjective art.  

This will be the topic of an upcoming lecture at the University of New England Center for Global Humanities when New York Times graphics editor and geographer Tim Wallace presents “The City: Sensed, Imagined and Realized.” The lecture will take place Monday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Innovation Hall on the UNE Portland Campus.

Wallace, who creates visual stories for the Times using images captured from the ground, the sky, and space, holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this lecture -- presented through a partnership between the Center for Global Humanities and Portland Society for Architecture -- he will explore how data provided by satellites, drones, traffic cameras, cell phones, and other devices can inform the development of our future cities.   

This will be the sixth lecture of the 2019-2020 season at the Center for Global Humanities, where events are always free, open to the public, and streamed live online. For more information, please visit:

About the Center for Global Humanities

The Center for Global Humanities offers lectures by leading scholars to help us better understand the challenges besetting our civilization and outline new solutions for nations and peoples to live together without prejudice. Global in perspective, the Center’s lectures are streamed live on the Internet, allowing our speakers to answer questions from any country. Because the Center believes in the vital necessity of a humanities culture to civic and democratic life, it works closely with the local community to encourage reading, discussion, and debate. The Center was founded in 2009 by UNE scholar Anouar Majid, Ph.D., who serves as its director.

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