The future of Arlington is a discussion that needs to involve our whole community. That’s why we developed the RoundAbouts Speakers Series. It features national and regional experts on design, planning, placemaking, transportation and other community development topics to explore the role of thoughtful design in building livable communities.
The County Planning Division’s Urban Design and Research Section focuses on the thoughtful design of community. The relationship between buildings and sidewalks, streets, open space and people must be coordinated to create a quality and successful environment. The design of our community impacts how we interact with the space around us and with each other, and influences how we live.
About the Series
The Center for Urban Design and Research launched this lecture series to raise awareness about the value of good urban design and to advocate for better placemaking. The RoundAbouts Speakers Series will facilitate a broader discussion about the role of thoughtful design in building vibrant, healthy communities and will explore subject matters relevant to how we shape Arlington’s future. This series will host national and regional experts on design, planning, placemaking, transportation, and other community development topics.
Who Should Attend
Professionals, practitioners and researchers in the fields of planning, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation, community development and sustainability; community and civic leaders; and residents interested in design issues. Most of our lectures are eligible for 2.0 CM (AICP).
Bruce Leonard — The Changing Face of Retail — Feb. 19, 2014
Shyam Kannan — Momentum: The Next Generation of Metro —Jan. 23, 2014
Victor Dover — New Thoughts on Streets and Cities — Dec. 5, 2013
Christopher Leinberger — The Urbanization of the Suburbs: Why Arlington is the National Model and Where Do We Go Next — Nov. 13, 2013