Session 1: How to Think About Place:
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Speaker is Ted V. McAllister, the Edward L. Gaylord Chair/Associate Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.
"Reclaiming Place" celebrates the publication of a new book, Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America (Encounter Books 2014), devoted to the problem of sustaining a more vibrant sense of place and community in contemporary America. Blending lectures with freewheeling discussion by scholars and practitioners alike, "Reclaiming Place" will be an opportunity for us to reflect more deeply on the practical challenges and potential rewards of place-making in California cities.