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David Orr, Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design Fellow Lecture

Thursday, March 07, 2013 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

This year’s Kalil Fellow, is the acclaimed environmentalist David W. Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College. His career as a scholar, teacher, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur spans fields as diverse as environment and politics, environmental education, campus greening, green building, ecological design, and climate change. His numerous books on these diverse topics within environmentalism serve as foundational textbooks in universties worldwide.

The Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design was established in 2001 in memory of designer Michael Kalil at the School of Constructed Environments. The mission of the Endowment is twofold: to foster the understanding of the design intersections between nature and technology and to support a heightened sense of responsibility for increasing the sustainability of built environments. Each year the Endowment awards three Memorial Fellowship Project Grants and sponsors a lecture by an annual Kalil Fellow. The Kalil Fellow is selected from an international community of scholars and practitioners working in the spirit of Michael Kalil.

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To get involved in the New School’s university-wide response to climate change, a faculty panel is being convened on March 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Kellen Auditorium. This event is being organized as part of the New School’s coalition confronting climate change challenges to cities.


Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street


Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

Contact Information:

Alan Bruton,