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Lecture Series

A brownbag forum for exploration of research and professional issues related to urban and regional planning.


All lectures are open to the public and are held in 208 Music Hall, 925 Bascom Mall  (see below for specific dates).


Please direct inquiries about the 2015-16 Lecture Series to its organizer, Assoc. Prof. Ken Genskow.


Spring 2017 Lectures - Joint with Urban and Regional Planning & Landscape Architecture


Each date features two presentations, one from URPL and one from LA.


Thursday, February 23, 2017, 12:20pm – 1:35pm:

1: Conceptualizing Environmental Determinants of Active Travel in Rural Towns, Kristín Thorleifsdottir, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Department of Design Studies, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison


2: Moving Place Mainstream in Clinical Interventions, Jeffrey S. Sledge, PhD, Director, Health and Built Environment Lab, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UW-Madison


Friday, March 31: Janet Silbernagel (LA) and Revel Sims (URPL) – 12:00-1:15pm

Friday, April 28: Sam Dennis (LA) and Yunji Kim (URPL) – 12:00-1:15pm




Spring 2016 Lectures

Friday, January 22, 2016. Prof. Harvey M. Jacobs, URPL and Nelson Institute, 20th Century Land Regulation Viewed Through A Disaster Lens [Read the Paper]

Friday, February 26, 2016. Dr. Sumudu Atapattu, Coordinator, UW-Madison Human Rights Program, Climate Change, Human Rights And Cop (Paris) 2015: One Step Forward, Two Steps Backwards?

Friday, April 8, 2016.* Prof. Stephen Malpezzi, UW School Of Business, URPL Affiliate, People And Place In Housing Markets And Policy

Friday, April 29, 2016. Dr. Angela Allen, Faculty, University Of Wisconsin-Extension, Change And Community: Adventures In Practice


*Please note: this date changed from April 1.

View Past Lecture Series.