The museum will close early to prepare for the Gilbert F White lecture series which will begin at 6pm. The Geographical Sciences Committee invites those in the Washington, DC area to the 2017 Gilbert F. White Lecture. This year’s lecture, Urban Trifecta: Green Infrastructure, Public Health , and Social Justice, will be given by Dr. Jennifer Wolch, the William W. Wurster Dean and Professor of City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Wolch will explore the effects of parks and open space on public health, equity in access to such spaces, and environmental justice research. She will also discuss the urban planning considerations of sustainability, resilience, gentrification, and fair housing markets. More details on the lecture and Dr. Wolch can be found on the registration page.