Wednesday, April 29, 8:00pm
University of Maryland, School of Social Work
525 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
The Urban Studies and Planning program is proud to announce the 2010 Carl M. Ruskin Lecture. This year's Ruskin Lecture will be delivered by Christopher Shea on Thursday, April 29. Shea's presentation, "Getting It Right: Rebuilding Baltimore's East Side," will begin at 8:00 p.m. at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work auditorium, located at 525 West Redwood Street in Baltimore.
Shea will discuss the redevelopment of an 88-acre neighborhood in East Baltimore, the roles played by various partners, and the challenges and factors that make this a unique revitalization effort. Following his talk, there will be two discussants from the University of Maryland: Isaac Williams, Assistant Professor of Architecture and consultant for the community school, and Sandra Banisky, Abell Professor in Baltimore Journalism.
Christopher Shea is President and Chief Executive Officer of East Baltimore Development Inc. (EDBI), a non-profit organization formed by the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore to manage the $1.8 billion redevelopment of an 88-acre neighborhood adjacent to the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in East Baltimore. EBDI's mission is to create a mixed-income community that will include low-income, moderate-income and market-rate housing, commercial and retail space, a state-of-the-art community school, and world-class health and research facilities.
What distinguishes EBDI's approach is its commitment to "Responsible Development"—ensuring that residents play an integral part of the planning process and that they are the primary benefactors for the housing, education, and jobs created by the development. EBDI attempts to address the physical, economic, and human conditions of a neighborhood in one comprehensive plan.
This annual lecture series honors Carl M. Ruskin, an alumnus of the Urban Studies and Planning Program who, at the time of his death in 1987, was Chief of Planning and Urban Design in the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development. The intent of the endowed annual lecture series is to invite distinguished speakers to discuss topics of interest to specific Baltimore neighborhoods and to the city as a whole.
Please contact Program Director Jim Cohen with questions.
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