SYMPOSIUM: Urbanism, Spirituality, and Well-being


Thursday, April 11, 2013, 5:15pm to 6:45pm

Historical Precedents

Scholarship on the history of cities planned according to spiritual motivations or principles. Cities in which ecological sustainability and spiritual well-being have enjoyed historical or ongoing reciprocity are of greatest interest. Speakers: Prof. Alex Krieger (GSD), Prof. David Carrasco (HDS), Prof. Ahmed Ragab (HDS). 

Location:  Science Center Lecture Hall E, Harvard University

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The Symposium is supported by the Science, Religion and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School; the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health; the Harvard University Center for the Environment; the International Forum for Architecture, Culture 

Organizing Committee

Nader Ardalan, Senior Editor, GSU, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Thomas Barrie, Professor of Architecture, North Carolina State University College of Design

Harvey Cox, Hollis Research Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School

Ahmed Ragab, Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion, Harvard Divinity School

Jack Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Harvard School of Public Health; Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment