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"(Not So) Dead Cities: The Transitional Urban Landscapes of the Great Lakes Basin" with Sean Burkholder, University at Buffalo – SUNY, Buffalo

Thu, Nov 12/15 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Room 103, 230 College Street

Sean Burkholder is Assistant Professor of Landscape and Urban Design at the University at Buffalo. Sean's research focuses on the agency of ecological processes in the re-consideration of transitional urban landscapes. A good deal of this work is applied to vacant land mitigation, post-industrial areas, and the large sites created through sediment management regimes within the Great Lakes Region.

Sean has practiced professionally as designer and project manager at scales ranging from the urban region to architecture. This work, both academic and professional, looks to reconnect people to the inherent ecological processes at play within the urban environment, while concurrently leveraging the performative aspects of this relationship.


Daniels Sessions aims to explore new and alternative viewpoints on architectural practice and research. The series features speakers who present unconventional perspectives and work from both inside and outside of the discipline. Daniels Sessions aims to provoke thought and generate discussion in a less formal setting.