Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Dhiru Thadani, AIA, CNU / The Language of Cities and Towns / Talk

Thursday, July 7, 2011: Dhiru Thadani, AIA, CNU 

Topic: The Language of Cities and Towns
How often do citizens, city officials, and other decision-makers find confusion instead of clarity when discussing urban design? How can we attempt to help guide neighborhoods, towns, and cities and overcome the failures of the past, address current issues, and anticipate the needs of the future when we lack of a common language on urban design?

Dhiru Thadani’s The Language of Towns & Cities: offers a visual "encyclodictionary" that allows the professional and the layperson easy access to a vast source of ideas, materials, and methods at once comprehensive and accessible.

Over a decade in the making, this landmark publication is meticulously researched and extensively illustrated with photographs, drawings, and charts, and includes a detailed glossary of more than seven hundred words and terms commonly used in architecture and urban planning. >From “A” and “B” streets to Zero Lot and Zeitgeist, THE LANGUAGE OF TOWNS & CITIES: A VISUAL DICTIONARY is at once comprehensive and accessible.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: *Dhiru A. Thadani* is the recipient of the 2011 Seaside Prize. He is a practicing architect, planner, and educator who has worked in North and South America, Europe, and Asia, in urban design, town planning, and architectural design.  

Time: 6:30 P.M. (with social networking afterwards) 
Location: Rockville Library
Directions: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries/branchinfo/ro.asp#photos
Cost: Free
Sponsors: Potomac Valley Chapter, AIA and National Capital Chapter APA CM: 1.5 CM, applied.
RSVP: renee.kamen@montgomeryplanning.org (no later than Tuesday July 5, 2011)

Food and beverage will be provided afterwards.

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