Learn About the Global Challenge of ‘Place Making’ Oct. 19

Learn About the Global Challenge of ‘Place Making’ at the Sczepaniak Lecture Oct. 19

Published: August 28, 2017.


Gerald W. Adelmann

The upcoming James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series features Gerald W. Adelmann presenting “The Global Challenge of ‘Place Making’: How can cities maintain their cultural and natural heritage in the path of massive change?” The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 in the University Dining Room on the Lewis University Main Campus in Romeoville. Visit www.alumni.lewisu.edu/LectureSeries to register for the event.

Gerald W. Adelmann is president and CEO of the non-profit Openlands. He joined Openlands in 1980 to coordinate a special program that led to the creation of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, the first federal land designation of its kind. Today, there are more than 50 federally designated heritage areas across the United States. He also provided leadership in the creation of the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and the rare and scenic landscape at the Openlands Lakeshore.

Adelmann is chairman of the Center for Humans and Nature and an emeritus member of the National Board of Advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He has been involved in conservation and historic preservation projects in China since the early 1990s. He lectures extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Adelmann has received an honorary doctorate from Lewis University and is an honorary member of the American Association of Landscape Architects. He is also a member of Lewis University’s History Center’s Advisory Board.

The legacy of Jim and Mary Clare Sczepaniak lives on through scholarships, Lewis University enhancements and now, the James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series. Visit www.alumni.lewisu.edu/Sczepaniak for more information about Jim Sczepaniak.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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