CENTER FOR THE CITY

Gail Thomas, Director

What Makes A City? Conference History
THE CONVIVIALITY OF THE CITY – 1981
Jacques Barzun, Louise Cowan, Donald Cowan, Robert Sardello, Gail Thomas, James Hillman

ARCHITECTURE AND POETRY – 1982
James Lehrer, Christian Norberg-Schulz, Arthur Erickson, Bill Porterfield, Kathleen Raine, James Hillman, William H. Whyte, A.C. Greene, Bernd Jager, Louise Cowan, Robert Sardello, Gail Thomas

THE ECONOMICS OF TASTE – 1983
James Rouse, James Lehrer, James Hillman, William H. Whyte, Albert Murray, Louise Cowan, Donald Cowan, Lyle Novinski, Robert Sardello, Gail Thomas

WATER AND DREAMS – 1984
Dan Kiley, Kathleen Raine, William H. Whyte, Ivan Illich, Geoffrey Stanford, Edwin T. Morris, James Hillman, Alan Ward, Roy P. Harrover, William Burford, Robert Sardello, Gail Thomas

GROWTH AND UNDERGROWTH – 1985
Robert Venturi, Ivan Illich, Robert Swann, William H. Whyte, Denise Scott Brown, Vincent Scully, Wendell Berry, Robert Sardello, Gail Thomas

MONEY, MYTH AND MANA – 1986
Jane Jacobs, Lewis H. Lapham, Wendell Berry, Curtis W. Meadows, Donald Stone, Hazel Henderson, Lewis Hyde, Charles Anderson, Robert Sardello, Gail Thomas

COMMUNITY, DESIGN AND DESTINY – 1987
Yi Fu-Tuan, John B. Jackson, Henry C Beck, Jr., James Pratt, Jose Gonzales, Miha Pogacnik, Beverly Mitchell, Lynn Mims, Robert Trammell, Robert Sardello, Gail Thomas

CRISIS AND CARNIVAL – 1988
Skitch Henderson, Etheridge Knight, Enrique Pardo, James Hillman, Mary Vernon, Sandra Hughes, Mike Hickey, Curtis King, Robert Sardello, Gail Thomas

VISION AND THE SPIRIT OF PLACE – 1990
Charles W. Moore, Keith Critchlow, Beverly Mitchell, James Pratt, Michael McCarthy, Mary Vernon, Jack Miller, Gail Thomas

AMERICA OF THE IMAGINATION – 1991
Mortimer Adler, Hazel Henderson, Thomas Moore, Lewis Hyde, Albert Murray, Bernd Jager, James Hillman, Robert Trammell, Bill Burford, Frederick Turner, Robert Sardello, Gail Thomas

THE SACRED CENTER – 1993
Jane Jacobs, Christopher Alexander, Lee Cullum, Jan Hart, Daniel Kemmis, Barbara Cassel, Susan Mead, Kent Collins, Richard Anderson, Robert Sardello, Gail Thomas

BEAUTY IN BUSINESS – 1995
Arthur Erickson, Frederick Turner, Rinaldo Brutoco, Alana Probst, Betty Sue Flowers, Tom Schieffer, Robert Sardello, Gail Thomas

Other Courses and Conferences History
DALLAS SPACES – HUMAN PLACES – 1985
William H. Whyte

LOOKING FOR AN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE – 1986
Conversations with Robert A.M. Stern and Charles Moore

LOOKING FOR THE DALLAS COMMONS – 1987
William H. Whyte, Angela Denadjeiva, Ronald Fleming, Doug Salter, Gail Thomas

SACRED GEOMETRY: ARCHETYPAL PATTERNS AND THE COMING AGE – 1988
Keith Critchlow (London)

LIVING IN THE INNER CITY – 1988
Max Schmidt, Larry Fonts, Dave Fox, James Pratt, Tom Lardner, Bennett Miller, Gail Thomas

MAIN STREET – DALLAS TEXAS – 1991
William H. Whyte

COMMUNITY IN UPTOWN – 1993
Robert Shaw, Hank Rossi, Neal Sleeper, Princella Hartman, Dona Gower, Dan Russ, Gail Thomas

LIVING IN THE INNER CITY – 1995
Phillip Tabb, Rick Brettell, Patricia Meadows, Cliff Booth, Graham Greene, Kathryn Hall, Brad Goldberg, Oliver Mattingly, Gail Thomas

THE ARCHITECTURE OF SOUL – 1995
Phillip Tabb, Robert Sardello, Tony Lawlor, Gail Thomas

SACRED ORDER IN DESIGN – 1996
Phillip Tabb and Robert Armond

CAN DALLAS CITY CENTER BE OUR CITY CENTER? – 1996
Michael Greenberg, Cliff Booth, Graham Greene, Mary Ellen Degnan, Susan Mead, Gail Thomas

DALLAS URBAN VILLAGE – 1997
Andres Duany, Ray Gindroz

HUMANE ARCHITECTURE – 1997
Frank Lyons (Plymouth, England), Michael Benedikt (Austin), Fred Turner, Cherryl Peterman, Bill Sechrest, Gail Thomas

DALLAS BACK FROM THE EDGE – 1998
Roberta Brandes Gratz, Janet Cobb, Stephens Holtze, Alice Murray, Robert Shaw, John Tatum, Larry Allums, Glenn Arbery, Gail Thomas

WHAT DOES THE RIVER WANT TO BE? – 2001
Ann Breen, Robert Trammell, Rebecca Dugger, Bud Melton, Gary Lacy, Karen Walz, Steve Madison, Gail Thomas

IMAGINING DALLAS: WHAT DOES THE CITY WANT TO BE? A CELEBRATION OF 20 YEARS – 2002
Antonio DiMambro, Weiming Lu, James Pratt, Willis Winters, Larry Good, Susan Mead, Dan Wood, Gail Thomas

IMAGINING DALLAS: GARDENS FOR THE CITY; GARDENS FOR THE SOUL – 2003
Alex Kreiger, George Hargreaves, Betsy Damon, Louise Cowan, Robert Decherd, Raymond Nasher, Mayor Laura Miller, Larry Allums, Gail Thomas

IMAGINING WATER – 2004
William Marks, John Todd, Mary Margaret Jones, Brian Fridge, Brad Goldberg, Bud Melton, Craig Reynolds, Jill Jordan, Larry Allums, Gail Thomas

DESIGNING THE TRINITY – 2007
Co-Sponsored with The Trinity Trust
Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, Enrique Norten, John Todd,  Leni Swendinger, Jerry Heibert, Mayor Tom Leppert, Wick Allison, Larry Allums, Gail Thomas

THE 21ST CENTURY CITY – 2010
Co-Sponsored with The Trinity Trust
Joel Kotkin, Larry Beasley, Peter Harnik, Rutherford Platt, Ignacio Bunster-Ossa, Margie Johnson Reese, Veletta Forsythe Lill, Zenetta Drew, Clara Borja Hinojosa, Mayor Tom Leppert, Mary Suhm, Jill Jordan, Brent Brown, Larry Allums, Gail Thomas

LONGING FOR BEAUTY: Celebrating 30 Years of The Dallas Institute – 2011
Ibrahim Karim, John Arnone, Rick Brettell, Mary Ann Caws, Louise Cowan, Robert S. Dupree, Mary McAllester Jones, Ed Kaplan, Kevin Keim, David Miller, Fred Turner, Peter Walker, Judy Kelly, Nancy Cain Marcus, Larry Beasley, Brent Brown, Jason Roberts, Mary Suhm, Thomas Moore, Robert Sardello, Joanne Stroud, Gail Thomas