Kristina Ford (Ph.D.'76) Delivers Rackham Centennial Lecture at Taubman College

Kristina Ford (Ph.D.’76) Delivers Rackham Centennial Lecture at Taubman College

Taubman College welcomes Kristina Ford as she delivers her lecture titled, “The Trouble with Planning for Sustainability” this evening, October 30th, at 6:00pm. The lecture is part of the Rackham Centennial Aumni Lecture series and will take place in the A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104) of the Art + Architecture Building.

Kristina Ford’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, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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The Rackham Centennial Alumni Lectures is part of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies 100th anniversary celebration and showcases the intellectual legacy of the University’s graduate community.