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2006-07 Arfaa Lecture Series - Sam Bass Warner

February 8, 2007

Architectural drawing by Sam Bass Warner, Jr.

Refreshing the Tree of Architecture
Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 6:30 PM
The Mandell Theater, Drexel University, 33rd and Chestnut Sts.

Over four decades urban historian Sam Bass Warner, Jr. has written rich and nuanced accounts of how American cities develop and function. Among his many publications are: Private City: Philadelphia in Three Periods of Its Growth (1968), The Urban Wilderness (1972), The Way We Really Live (1977), and Greater Boston: Adapting Regional Traditions to the Present (2001). His classic study, Streetcar Suburbs (1962), remains a standard text at universities everywhere. Dr. Warner has taught at Boston University, Brandeis University and the University of Washington. Since 1994 he has been a visiting professor in the Department of Urban Studies & Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

** This Lecture is worth 2 AIA /CES Learning Units