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CITY ON A HILL: URBAN IDEALISM IN AMERICA FROM THE PURITANS TO THE PRESENT
January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Presented by Prof. Alex Krieger, Dr. Gail Thomas, and guests
Early in his just-published book, Alex Krieger writes: “Columbus’s claim of finding a whole new heaven and earth, more than the geographic details he and later explorers mapped, fueled dreams of fortuitous beginnings. The transcendent possibility that the paradise of the Judeo-Christian bible might be recaptured in that new place occupied the minds of theologians, philosophers, and the faithful.” No stranger to Dallas, Prof. Krieger, who teaches Urban Design in the Harvard Graduate School, returns in the Spring with his latest accomplishment—an acclaimed best-seller with a title that hearkens back to the earliest visions of and metaphors for America: City on a Hill. Prof. Krieger will read from and talk about his book and then be joined on stage by Dr. Gail Thomas, Director of the Institute’s Center for the City, and others for a conversation followed by audience discussion. After the program, copies of City on a Hill will be available for purchase and signing by Prof. Krieger.
6:30 – 8:00pm
PROF. ALEX KRIEGER, FAIA, is founding Principal of Chan Kriegr Sieniewicz and Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 1977.
DR. GAIL THOMAS is a Founding Fellow of the Dallas Institute, its Founding Executive Director, and author of Healing Pandora: the Restoration of Hope and Abundance.