ACS 5: Symposium on Urbanism, Spirituality and Well-Being: Exploring the Past and Present | Envisioning the Future
April and May 2013 Program
April 11, 2013 Program | Harvard University Science Center
Reflections on the Past: The focus of this first lecture series is to consider the history of cities planned according to spiritual motivations or principles. Cities in which ecological sustainability and spiritual well-being have enjoyed historical or ongoing reciprocity are of greatest interest.
Reflections on the Past
David Carasco, Harvard Divinity School
Time and The Eternal. Reflections on Cosmogonic Places
Nader Ardalan, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Reflections on Building a Hospital in the Islamic Medieval City
Ahmed Ragab, Harvard Divinity School
May 2, 2013 Program | Harvard University Fong Auditorium
Contemporary Trends: The focus of this second lecture series is on the contribution of spiritual motivations in planning contemporary cities, and, specifically, the use of design to support spiritual engagement and environmental health in the public realm.
Designing Healthy Communities / Making Healthy Places
Richard J. Jackson, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Trends in Planning Contemporary Cities in India with Spirituality in Mind
Rahul Mehrotra, Harvard Graduate School of Design