The City of Raleigh will be hosting a unique lecture series this year to highlight bold ideas, issues, and topics important to the development of the new City of Raleigh Dix Park project. Topics will include inclusivity, ecology, access, arts and culture, history, transportation, economic development, and connectivity, among others. These talks attract design professionals, government officials, and members of the general public to educate them on local design issues. The 2017 Lecture Series titled Bold Ideas for Dix Park and the City of Raleigh, will be jammed pack with lectures @noon and @night.
Wednesday, June 21 | @Noon COR Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
BIOPHILIC DESIGN Making Raleigh a Healthy Habitat for Human Development
The majority of people live in cities. A growing body of research demonstrates the positive impact of nature on human functioning – the younger the person, the greater the impact. With this in mind, where can increases in biodiversity have the greatest human impact? How can communities be engaged in this critical mission? What models can we learn from?
Robin Moore, Professor of Landscape Architecture and co-founder/director of the Natural Learning Initiative (NLI), College of Design, N.C. State University.
Wednesday, June 21 | 6 p.m. N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh
Reception, Lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. Book signing to follow.
YOUR BRAIN ON NATURE: Awe, Biophilia and Power of Our Nature Neurons
Florence Williams will discuss some of the latest research from around the world probing the primal links between the human brain and the natural world, forming new evidence for why time in nature is critical to human creativity, health and well-being. She will also explore how some cities and schools are already using this research to strengthen our connection to nature to improve lives.
Florence Williams, Guest speaker, Author of The Nature Fix.
All events are free and open to the public. Registrations not required and no reservations are needed. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch or dinner to the talks.