Thomas Named UVA ​​Harry W.​ ​Porter Visiting Professor​ in Urban and Environmental Planning

Thomas Named UVA Harry W. Porter Visiting Professor ​ in Urban and Environmental Planning

Urban and regional planning professor June Manning Thomas was named the Harry W. Porter Visiting Professor ​in Urban and Environmental Planning​ ​at the University of Virginia School of Architecture for the Fall term 2016. ​

As part of ​her appointment, Thomas will deliver two lectures at UVA this fall. The first lecture will be given on September 26, 2016, entitled “Planning Detroit: A Conflicted Legacy.” The second will be in November as part of UVA’s Jane Jacobs Symposium. ​

About the ​​UVA’s School of Architecture Harry W. Porter Visiting Professor
One of the founding figures of the school, ​Harry W. ​Porter was recruited by​ UVA to come to Charlottesville in 1969 after having taught at the University of Michigan (1965-69) and Harvard University (1964-65). Upon arriving, he established the school’s Department of Landscape Architecture and served as its first chair from 1969 through 1982. ​

T​he school establish​ed​ the Harry W. Porter Jr. Visiting Professorship in Architecture​ after his retirement​. This program continues today, serving all four departments on a rotating basis to invite outside guest critics and lecturers each year to the school.