Nature in the City/The City in Nature, a forum in honor of Christine Saum (LF ’08), will be held September 24, hosted by the Loeb Fellowship, the National Capital Planning Commission, the Mayors' Institute on City Design, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Christine passed away after a long illness last February, and served for many years as the chief urban designer at National Capital Planning Commission and as the executive director of the Mayor’s Institute on City Design.
Sally Young and the Loeb Fellowship will host a reception in honor of Christine prior to the event. The panel includes Doug Meffert (LF '08), the executive director of Audubon Louisiana and one of Christine’s Loeb classmates, joined by NCPC Commissioner Beth White, the project manager of the new Chicago 606 rails-to-trails project and Chicago director of the Trust for Public Lands. They will explore the evolving dialog between community and nature in our cities, a topic that Christine felt passionately about. Thomas Luebke, secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and former MICD executive director, will moderate.
Where: Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC When: Thursday, September 24. Reception will start at 5:30 pm; panel discussion at 6:30 pm.
The AIA District Architecture Center is holding its first fine arts exhibit Nature in the Walkable City to coordinate with the event.