Talk on Urbanism and the Global Crises at COA

Posted April 26, 2013, at 7:02 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:10 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.

Location: College of the Atlantic - McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: John Visvader; 207-288-5015;

BAR HARBOR, ME—Architect, planner, and urban designer Dhiru A. Thadani will be talking to College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum on Tuesday, April 30 at 4: 10 p.m. The talk, “Urbanism: The Prescriptive Solution to Global Crises,” will be in McCormick Lecture Hall.

Thadani is a consultant, architect, urbanist, and educator who has been in practice since 1980, and has worked on projects in Asia, Europe, and North and Central America. His experience includes urban design, town planning, architectural design, interior design, landscape design, construction management, graphic design, and rendering.

Thadani is also the author of several books, including “The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary”, published by Rizzoli Publication in 2010 and the forthcoming, “Visions of Seaside: Foundation/Evolution/Imagination: Built and Unbuilt Architecture” with an introduction by critic Paul Goldberger and a forward by architect Vincent Scully.

In addition, Thadani has taught at various institutions in both the undergraduate and graduate programs and has worked on comprehensive campus and city plans. Since its formation in 1993, he has been a charter member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and was appointed to the Board in 2005.

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