Sustainability at UMD Lecture Series

Smart Growth: Making Sustainable Settlements and Places 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021; 5:00pm, on Zoom
Sustainability and the College Park Campus
This week's lecture is by Ralph Bennett, FAIA, LEED (bd+c), Prof. Emeritus, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Ralph Bennett is a Principal of Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, of Silver Spring, Maryland. The firm specializes in residential architecture from single family homes and multi-family housing to master planning and urban design. The firm's work has won a number local and national design awards and competitions. Bennett signed the Charter for the Congress for the New Urbanism; he is a LEED Accredited Professional with specialization in Building Design and Construction. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Bennett is Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland where he taught in the design studio program for 31 years. He has taught courses in drawing, theory, housing and, currently, 2 courses in sustainability. Bennett is a former Commissioner and Chair of the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission where he served for 13 years and he is a former President of the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is Vice-Chair of the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County and is President of Purple Line NOW, an advocacy group for light rail between Bethesda and New Carrollton, now under construction.Sustainable Tuesdays Lecture Series: Sustainability and the University of Maryland, College Park

This lecture is one of a series offered during Spring 2021 as part of Professor Ralph Bennett’s ARCH 289i course called ‘Sustainability at the University of Maryland, College Park’ and is co-sponsored by the UMD Office of Sustainability.

Weekly on Tuesdays at 5pm until May 11, 2021

Join the lectures on Zoom:

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Upcoming Sustainable Tuesdays Lectures: 

February 4

Sustainability and the College Park Campus

Carlo Colella, UM Vice President for Administration & Finance, Scott Lupin,  Director, Sustainability Office

February 9

Global Warming and Climate Change Explained

Dr. Ross Salawitch, Prof., Department of Chemistry

February 16

Food and Sustainability at College Park

Colleen Wright-Riva, Director, Allison Lilly Tjaden, Assistant Director, Department of Dining Services

February 23

Smart Growth: Making Sustainable Places, Settlements and Cities

Ralph Bennett, Prof. Em., FAIA, LEED AP, School of Architecture,  Planning and Preservation

March 2

Buying Energy for a (Really) Big User

Susan Corry Department of Facilities Management

March 9

Getting Here is All the Fun

Department of Transportation Services (invited)

March 23

Environmental Law; Study Opportunities in Sustainability at College Park: the Sustainability Minor

Joanna Goger, J.D., Environmental Science and Policy        

March 30

Student Opportunities in Sustainability at College Park

Mark Stewart, Office of Sustainability, SGA Sustainability Chair, other student leaders

April 6       

Sea Level Rise and the Chesapeake Bay

Kate McClure, Maryland Sea Grant, UMCP        

April 13

Making Maryland Buildings Sustainable

Martha Shrader, Sustainability Manager, Department of Facilities Management; Sally DeLeon, Office of Sustainability

April 20

Sustainable, Safe and Clean Nuclear Energy

Dr. Mohammad Modarres, Prof., Director, Nuclear Engineering Program; Director, Center for Risk and Reliability

April 27

Maintaining the Campus (Stormwater)

Michael Carmichael, Stormwater Management, Maintenance Insp., Facilities Management

May  4

The Campus Master Plan

William Mallari, Ass’t Director, Campus Development, Dep’t of Facilities Planning