Jarett Walker Lecture: Transit Truths Set For Nov. 16

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The public is invited to attend a free lecture by Jarrett Walker of Jarrett Walker and Associates on Thursday, Nov. 16. The lecture, Transit Truths, is hosted by the Chattanooga Design Studio in partnership with the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority and Chattanooga Department of Transportation. The event will take place at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center’s Performance Hall.

Light refreshments will be provided beginning at 5:30 p.m., with Jarrett Walker beginning his speech at 6 p.m. Seating is limited and tickets may be acquired at Eventbrite.com or Facebook.com

This lecture is inaugural event for the Robert C. Taylor Lecture Series, a new program of the Chattanooga Design Studio. This program is a quarterly event in Chattanooga which will host recognized scholars and practitioners that address topics related to urbanism. Each lecture in the series will address one of four rotating thematic topics: transportation systems, public space systems, building systems, and natural systems.

The program is scheduled to continue at least through 2020.  Future dates and speakers for the 2018 Robert C. Taylor Lecture Series will be announced by CDS in January. 



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