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Sept. 12: David Lewis Lecture Series Presents World-Renowned Urban Planner and Designer Joan Busquets


Eric Sloss                            

Carnegie Mellon's David Lewis Lecture Series Presents
World-Renowned Urban Planner and Designer Joan Busquets

Joan BusquetsPITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture's David Lewis Lecture Series presents Joan Busquets, a world-renowned Spanish architect, urban designer and Harvard University professor. Busquets will speak at 6 p.m., Sept. 15 in the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Busquets has developed and implemented innovative strategies in urban planning and design in such cities as Singapore, The Hague, Lisbon, Marseilles, San Paulo and Rotterdam. He served as the head of Urban Planning for the Barcelona City Council from 1983 to 1989 and led city preparations for the 1992 Olympics. Additionally, Busquets is the author of many articles and books, including "Bringing the Harvard Yards to the River" and "Barcelona: The Urban Evolution of a Compact City." He is a two-time recipient of the Spanish National Award for Town Planning and served from 1979 to 2002 as professor of town planning in the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona. Currently, Busquets serves as the first Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
This is the seventh annual David Lewis Lecture on urban design co-sponsored by Carnegie Mellon's School of Architecture and the Heinz Architectural Center of the Carnegie Museum of Art. 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 include Andres Duany, Donlyn Lyndon, Fred Koetter, John Norquist, Leon Krier, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Hank Dittmar.
For more information on the lecture series, contact Lori Sipes of Urban Design Associates at 412-263-5200. For more information on the School of Architecture or the College of Fine Arts, visit or contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or