Architect Discusses Urban Housing At Two Sessions at Denison
Posted: October 25, 2005
Christopher Miller, professor in the department of architecture at Judson College, will present an illustrated lecture at Denison University titled "Home Projects for Street People: Danli, Honduras and Elgin, Illinois." The lecture will be at 4 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 4) in room 104 of the Cleveland Hall Annex (201 N. Mulberry St.), on Denison's lower campus. Miller also spoke at Denison last March on the movement to re-urbanize communities.
Miller will give another public presentation and hold a question and answer session on "Visioning Urban Redevelopment: Case Studies from Grand Rapids, Michigan and Quincy, Illinois" from 10:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 4) in room 105 of Higley Hall. This event is a special meeting of the Licking County Housing Initiatives group, the county's inter-agency planning forum for housing needs. Both lectures are free and open to the public and are supported by the Vail Visiting Artists Program and the Office of First-Year Studies. He also will speak to Professor Karl Sandin's first-year studies class, "Culture of Survival," on urban form and development.
Miller is a practicing architect and planner as well as an architectural historian and urbanist. His perspectives on urban design and redevelopment have been worked out through design studios and consensus building meetings in Midwestern cities, as well as travel and study in Europe and most recently Central America. He has served on the planning board of Elgin, Ill., and is concerned with both city-wide and neighborhood issues of housing at all income levels, green space and public amenities.
He earned a doctorate in the history of art and architecture from the University of Virginia, and has been in professional practice in both Rhode Island and Virginia. Miller has been active in the Congress for the New Urbanism in North America and has presented papers at European urbanism conferences.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Illustrated lecture titled "Home Projects for Street People: Danli, Honduras and Elgin, Illinois" by architect Christopher Miller; 4 p.m., FridaÂ¬y (Nov. 4), room 104 of Cleveland Hall Annex (201 N. Mulberry St.). Free and open to the public. Contact: (740) 587-6400 to confirm information.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Presentation and question and answer session at meeting of Licking County Housing Initiatives with architect Christopher Miller titled "Visioning Urban Redevelopment: Case Studies from Grand Rapids, Michigan and Quincy, Illinois"; 10:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., Friday (Nov. 4), room 105 of Higley Hall (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact: (740) 587- 6400 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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