The Wilder School invites leading experts in planning, architecture, or urban design to VCU each year through the annual Gulak Lecture. Launched in 2013, the lecture series honors the memory of
Morton B. Gulak, Ph.D., who helped establish the Urban and Regional Planning program more than 40 years ago. Dr. Gulak, who died in 2012, taught at VCU for 38 years, inspiring hundreds of students in the areas of urban design, urban revitalization, physical planning, and the application of professional planning methods.
This year's event on Wednesday, Septemer 18 will feature Gary Hack speaking on the topic of "The New Mobility and Sustainable City: Challenges and Opportunities."
About the speaker: Gary Hack is an eminent scholar-practitioner who writes and lectures on large-scale physical planning and urban design. His current work examines autonomous vehicles and other emerging transportation modes and their impact on cities. Hack is a professor emeritus and the former dean of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Penn, he was a professor of urban design and head of the department of urban studies and planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hack has studied, taught and practiced urban design for more than 40 years, developing plans for cities, neighborhoods and developments in over 35 cities in the U.S., Canada and Asia, including New Orleans, New York, Detroit, Bangkok and Taipei.
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