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VGCLJ January Meeting (Open to Guests)

  • Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego, CA, 92122 United States (map)

Speaker:  Wade Graham
“American Eden:  What our Gardens Tell Us About Ourselves”

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Wade Graham wants us to see urban and architectural forms afresh; not as the dark, common places they have become, but as the work of visionaries “whose dreamed cities became the blueprints of the world we actually live in.”

Dr. Graham is a Los Angeles-based writer, historian, and landscape designer with a PhD in American history from UCLA.  Since 1999, he has been a trustee of the Glen Canyon Institute, a Colorado River restoration group in Salt Lake City.  He has taught Urban and Environmental Policy at Pepperdine University since 2009.  His work on the environment, landscape, urbanism, and the arts has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, the Los Angeles Times, Outside, and other publications.

Wade has two beautiful books, American Eden:  From Monticello to Central Park to our Back Yards and Dream Cities:  Seven Urban Ideas that Shape the World.