GAMBIER — Dewey Thorbeck, a pioneer in rural planning and design, will discuss “Rural Design and Rural Sustainability” at Kenyon College on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Thorbeck, director of the Center for Rural Design at the University of Minnesota, is an architect and the author of Rural Design: A New Design Discipline. Thorbeck will speak at the Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater, 101 1/2 College Drive. His talk at Kenyon is part of Rural by Design, a week-long series of free, public events exploring rural sustainability through dialogue, dance and music.
Thorbeck was an early advocate of rural planning, founding the Center for Rural Design in 1997 and pushing for “thoughtful and proactive sustainability,” said Howard L. Sacks, professor of sociology and director of the Rural Life Center at Kenyon College. “He started this whole thing,” Sacks said. “He gives us a model. This presentation will be of interest to everyone concerned about the future of Knox County and how we can best ensure the preservation of our rural character.”
Published on April 1, 2013