Kristina Ford (Ph.D.’76) presents Rackham Centennial Lecture – October 30, 2012

Kristina Ford (Ph.D.’76) presents Rackham Centennial Lecture – October 30, 2012

Kristina Ford, Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University will deliver the Urban & Regional Planning program Centennial Lecture on October 30th, 2012.

Kristina’s thoughtful, well-informed, and articulate assessments – heard on CNN, BBC and National Public Radio – in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 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. Ms. 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.

Kristina 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, Ms. Ford was Chief of Staff for New Orleans’ deputy mayor in charge of public facilities, infrastructure and community development.

The Rackham Centennial Lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Art & Architecture Building (Room 2104).