Conservation for Cities
It’s time to think differently about cities and nature. Understanding how to better connect our cities with the benefits nature provides will be increasingly important as people migrate to cities and flourish in them. All this urban growth, along with challenges of adapting to climate change, will require a new approach to infrastructure if we’re going to be successful. Yet guidance on how to plan and implement projects to protect or restore natural infrastructure is often hard to come by. With “Conservation for Cities”, Robert McDonald offers a comprehensive framework for maintaining and strengthening the supporting bonds between cities and nature through innovative infrastructure projects.
When: November 2nd, 6pm
Where: UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

Landscape as Catalyst: Lawrence Halprin’s Legacy and Los Angeles
The Cultural Landscape Foundation, in collaboration with the A+D Architecture and Design Museum, is organizing a public, daylong symposium on November 4, 2017, that will examine the influences and accomplishments of renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916 – 2009) and his impact on the renaissance of downtown Los Angeles. Held as part of a three-month series of public events honoring Halprin’s rich local and national legacy, this symposium will be suitable for enthusiasts of Modernist design and landscape architecture, practitioners and urban planners, fans of Los Angeles and those interested in the city’s history, and others.
When: November 04th, 9:30am to 4:00pm
Where: A+D Architecture and Design Museum, 900 East 4th Street, Los Angeles, 90013

Neural Exchange – Research Lecture with John Gerrard
2016 Art + Technology Lab grant recipient John Gerrard introduces his project Neural Exchange. Inspired by conversations with Lab technology advisors, the artist researched neural networks, a type of machine intelligence that mimics networks of neurons in the brain. Gerrard will present these artistic experiments in lecture form alongside the performance debut of a generated simulation. A publication featuring interviews with practitioners from Google, NVIDIA and elsewhere, relating to this powerful new computing form will be handed out during the event.
When: November 1st, 7pm
Where: LACMA | Bing Theater

Aerial Futures: Leading Edge
Drawing on the expertise of prominent airport terminal designers, industry leaders and disruptive innovators, Aerial Futures is a forum for knowledge sharing and exchange. Keynotes, presentations and panels will showcase leading thinking and projects related to terminal creation and operation, from components to user experience. Airports are taking the lead as intricately designed, highly frequented and resource-intensive structures that define how we travel, trade and connect with each other, now and into the future.
When: November 2nd-3rd, 2017
Where: Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles

A Tale of Two Cities in a Hotter World: Los Angeles and Beijing
Climate change is the existential crisis of the 21st century. How it plays out, how we can curb it, and how we adjust to the changes already underway will define our generation. This fall, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, in collaboration with UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability, has designed a new kind of climate series; a four-night conversation between the L.A. community and some of the world’s experts on all things climate change.
When: November 2nd, 6pm
Where: Natural History Museum

The Future Today
Physicists say, “time is flexible, stretchable, even reversible.” But “we are all futurists today” as the past, present and future morph together in real and virtual time and where tomorrow may depend on leaving options open now.
When: November 5th, 1:30–3:30 PM
Where: The Rancho, Los Alamitos



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