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The Agency of Water: Scarcity, Abundance, and Design in Dialog
Where:  Burbank, CA - 7500 Glenoaks Blvd (map it)
When:   Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Arid Lands Institute upcoming event (Tuesday Feb. 15) is sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. We are very pleased to have brought together 2 really interesting thinkers on the urban water crisis worldwide-both flooding and droughtand we are proud to have the west’s largest water utility sponsoring the event.

Information about the lecture follows:

As part of ALI’s ongoing Excavating Innovation lecture series,

please join us for presentations + discussion:

Tuesday February 15th at 7:00 pm in the Ahmanson Main Space, Woodbury University.

The Agency of Water:
Scarcity, Abundance, and Design in Dialog
Vinayak Bharne
Urbanism, Infrastructure & the Urban Water Crisis: Perspectives from Asia & the American Southwest
Dilip da Cunha
Negotiated Landscapes:  Mississippi, Bangalore, and Mumbai
Vinayak Bharne, a practicing urban designer and planner, teaches at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His work has focused on the critical conservation and reuse of indigenous infrastructures as catalysts for sustainable urban growth and development, with ongoing projects in Iran, India and the American southwest. He is a contributing author of Los Angeles: Building the Polycentric Region (2005), and the forthcoming Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture (mid 2011). 
Dilip da Cunha, an architect and planner, serves on the faculty of Parsons School of Design, New York and the University of Pennsylvania. With Anuradha Mathur, his work has focused on cultural and ecological dimensions of contentious landscapes, wet and dry.  His work includes Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape (2001); Deccan Traverses: the Making of Bangalore’s Terrain (2006); and SOAK:  Mumbai in an Estuary (2009).
Hadley Arnold, co-director of the Arid Lands Institute, will moderate a discussion on water infrastructure, design strategy, and the public realm.

For more information, see:


Woodbury University
7500 Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91510
818. 394 3335 T
818. 767 8851 F

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