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September 25, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – Urban Edge Series – Herbert Dreiseitl and Bettina Dreiseitl-Wanschura: River System Case Studies

Herbert Dreiseitl and urban planner and wife Bettina Dreiseitl- Wanschura, will discuss their experiences with regional scale river restoration projects in the Rhur region of Germany and elsewhere.

“From Britain to the Czech Republic, European nations have been restoring rivers to their natural state — taking down dams, removing levees, and reviving floodplains. For a continent that long viewed rivers as little more than shipping canals and sewers, it is a striking change.” – Fred Pearce • YaleEnvironment360. December 10, 2013.

September 25, 2020 @ 3 PM CT – On Edges – A Conversation with Paola Aguirre from Borderless Studio

BORDERLESS is an urban design and research studio focused on cultivating collaborative design agency through interdisciplinary projects. With an emphasis on exchange and communication across disciplines, BORDERLESS explores creative and collaborative city design interventions that address the complexity of urban systems and social equity by looking at intersections between architecture, urban design, infrastructure, landscape, planning, and civic participatory processes.

September 25, 2020 @ 3:30 PM CT – Let’s Not Go Back to Normal with Trudy Watt
Please join us this academic year for a series of online monthly conversations inspired by Sonya Renee Taylor’s statement that proposes: “Let’s not go back to normal.” Taylor said:

“We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.”

The discussion group is informal – more like a reading club than a lecture series. Each month, we will share a small set of related readings and/or media to be read/viewed in advance. Please sign up here to be included on the mailing list for readings and announcements related to this series.


September 25 @ 3:30 PM CT- Lecture by Anna Andrzejewski: Building Paradise in a Tropical Swamp hosted by UW Madison’s Department of Geography (Recommended for PhD students)
September 25 @ 3:30 PM CT – Discussion with Tarik Moody & Reggie Jackson: “By Every Measure” hosted by UWM C21


TBD – Virtual Tea & Bikkies

October 2, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – Urban Edge Series- Herbert Dreiseitl. Ecological Waterscapes: Urban Case Studies

October 2, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – Private to Commons // Presentation of Research

October 2, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – SARUP Virtual Campus Grand Opening hosted by Gabriela Bustos

October 2, 2020 @ 3:30 PM CT – Ultrarunning Lecture Series with Andrew Santa Lucia

October 9, 2020 @ 1:30 PM CT – MUVE: Altspace Workshop I

October 9, 2020 @ 2 PM CT – Tutorial: How to Resuscitate 3D Models: Advanced Illustration Techniques with Andrew Cesarz, Johnsen Schmaling Architects

October 9, 2020 @ 2:30 PM CT – From Private to Commons // Screening of Mon Oncle


September, 2020 – Registration through September -SARUP Carbon Positive Action Plan Competition!

Announcing the SARUP Carbon Positive Reset Global Teach-In Competition!
$1,000 in cash prizes.

Register for the FREE Carbon Positive Reset Global Teach-In event, Tuesday, September 8. (If you miss the event, you can join the other global events. Selected keynote and other presentations will also be archived and available online.) email to register for the SARUP competition. Competition registration open through September. Details to follow.

October 31, 2020 – Registration deadline – International Owl Center Design Concept Contest

The International Owl Center is the only all-owl education center in the United States. We currently operate out of a downtown storefront but plan to build a new facility adjacent to a park. We need creative ideas to address some very specific challenges we face.

November 2, 2020 – Registration deadline – HUD Affordable Housing hosted by the Office of Policy Development and Research
HUD Competition: Graduate students only. Need to include diversity of disciplines in the student membership:

  • 2 M. Architecture candidates
  • 1 M. Planning or Public Policy candidate
  • 2 MBA candidates

If you are interested in incorporating this into a studio this year and need help identifying a planning student and two business students to include, please contact Nancy Frank.


September 4, 2020 – Ultrarunning Series – Lecture by Annie Weiss + Brian Frain
September 11, 2020 – Urban Edge Series – Lecture by Phil Enquist, Doug Voigt, and Rachel Momonee: The Great Lakes Century Vision Plan and Illustrative Projects
September 11, 2020 – Informational meeting – Travel Scholarship with Gretchen Pfaehler
September 18, 2020 – Ultrarunning Series – 6 Days in the Dome
September 18, 2020 – Vulnerability Studio – Design for Aging with AG Architecture

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