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Oct. 16: Carnegie Mellon's David Lewis Lecture Series Presents Renowned Practitioner and Urban Theorist Peter Bosselmann

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Carnegie Mellon's David Lewis Lecture Series Presents
Renowned Practitioner and Urban Theorist Peter Bosselmann

PITTSBURGH—The Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture's David Lewis Lecture Series presents world-renowned practitioner and urban theorist Peter Bosselmann, professor of urban design at the University of California, Berkeley. Bosselmann will present his lecture, "Urban Transformation: Understanding City Design and Form," at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater in Oakland. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Born in Germany, Bosselmann lectures internationally on urban design and planning. The Urban Simulation Laboratory at Berkeley has been under his direction since 1983, and he has since established similar laboratories in Milan, New York City and Tokyo. He has produced documentary films, narrated by Jason Robards and Paul Newman, on urban design issues in both San Francisco and New York City.

Bosselmann has won numerous design awards for his projects and research from the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association. He has held teaching residencies at the Politecnico di Milano, the Royal Danish Academy of Art and the University of Tokyo. An invited exhibition of his work was shown at the Triennale in Milan. Bosselmann is a graduate of Karlsruhe University in Germany and earned dual master's degrees in architecture and urban design at UCLA.

This will be the eighth annual David Lewis Lecture on urban design co-sponsored by the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture's Remaking Cities Institute and the Carnegie Museum of Art's Heinz Architectural Center. The lecture series is underwritten by Urban Design Associates in honor of Lewis, founder of the firm and an emeritus distinguished university professor at Carnegie Mellon. Previous speakers were Donlyn Lyndon, Fred Koetter, John Norquist, Leon Krier, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Hank Dittmar and Joan Busquets.

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