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Nathaniel R. Walker will present the final lecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architectures, or APLA Spring 2017 lecture series, “Unfolding Narratives: vision, contingency, legacy,” on Monday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m. in B6 Dudley auditorium B6.

Walker, an assistant professor of architectural history at the College of Charleston, specializes in the history of utopian cities and public spaces such as squares and streets in the United States and Europe. His lecture, “The Parade of Progress: General Motors’ Midcentury Campaign to Eliminate Walkable Communities in North America,” is free and open to the public. The APLA lecture series is supported by practicing architects, planners and landscape architects in the State of Alabama.