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Lecture set on city planning in Latin America, Nov. 5

Joel Outtes, a research associate at Oriel College, the University of Oxford, will present a public lecture titled "Disciplining Society through the City: The Birth of City Planning in Brazil and Argentina in a Historical Perspective" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

An architect as well as a historian of urban planning, Outtes was named the Helen and John Best Research Fellow of the American Geographical Society Collection at the Golda Meir Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for 2001. A native of Brazil, his research includes the preparation of a historical atlas of Brazilian cities based on maps, rare books and articles.

Outtes is the author of "O Recife: Gjnese do urbanizmo (1927-1943)" (Editora Massangana, 1997), which is concerned with the genesis of urbanism and with the concept of the city as a part of the modern landscape. He writes on the transformation of Recife, the largest city of the Brazilian northeast and one of the most important industrial cities of the country, as a kind of case study in the development of modern, scientific urban planning.

His lecture is an offshoot of this publication as well as of his upcoming article, "Disciplining Society through the City: The Birth of City Planning in Brazil and Argentina (1894-1945)." It is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , the Program in Latin American Studies and the School of Architecture .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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