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Richard Weller: Hotspot Cities

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Lecture by Richard Weller, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, on his recent research on hotspot cities.

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Please join Penn IUR for a special lecture by Richard Weller, Meyerson Chair of Urbanism, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, and Co-Executive Director, The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology, University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, who will discuss his recent research concerning global flashpoints between biodiversity and urban growth. Weller is the author of four books: Room 4.1.3: Innovations in Landscape Architecture; Boomtown 2050: Scenarios for a Rapidly Growing City; Made in Australia: The Future of Australian Cities; and Transects: 100 years of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

His latest publication, a web-based platform titled “Atlas for the End of the World,” analyzes how nations are performing with regard to reaching the 2020 UN targets for protecting biodiversity, and identifies the conflict zones between urban growth and endangered species in over 400 cities.

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