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Distinguished Alumna Lecture: Kristina Ford

October 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Distinguished Alumna Lecture: Kristina Ford

Implementing Public Policy: The Heart of the Matter

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Kristina Ford’s thoughtful, well-informed and articulate assessments – heard on CNN, BBC and National Public Radio – became the first, public voice of reason to mediate the great storm’s human and civic consequences to America and beyond.  Starting in 1992 Ford was Director of City Planning in New Orleans; in 2000 she won the Award for Distinguished Leadership from Louisiana’s Chapter of the American Planning Association.  Ford is a frequent speaker on urban affairs, and has appeared on the Op-Ed page of the New York Times and in Planning magazine.  Prior to publishing The Trouble with City Planning, she wrote Planning Small Town America. 

Ford holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from The University of Michigan, and was, until her full-time entry into public service in 1983, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public Administration at NYU.  From 2010 to 2011, Ford was Chief of Staff for New Orleans’ deputy mayor in charge of public facilities, infrastructure and community development.

All alumni, students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join us for a reception in honor of our 2015 Distinguished Alumna Kristina Ford at 5pm before the lecture, in the Art & Architecture Building 1st floor Courtyard.
In the event of inclement weather, the reception will be held in the 1st floor “Street” hallway.

Taubman College Distinguish Alumna Lecture 2015 – Kristina Ford from Taubman College on Vimeo.


October 9, 2015
6:00 pm