The Hunter Lecture Series continues with a lecture from renowned land planning expert Armando Carbonell. He will be speaking at Roland Hayes Auditorium in the UTC Fine Arts Center on November 1 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Carbonell’s lecture is entitled: Planning for Growth, Livability, and Economic Success in the Chattanooga Region.

As the Chairman of the Department of Planning and Urban Form at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Carbonell has had extensive experience with communities across the nation planning to address the economic development, infrastructure and environmental challenges created by regional population growth and development. He can also speak to the negative impact on quality of life and economic stability that can occur when regions fail to plan.

In addition to his position at the Lincoln Institute, Carbonell is a professor of planning at Harvard University and is the co-chair of America 2050, a national initiative focused on helping regions meet the infrastructure and transportation needs resulting from regional growth trends. He is the co-editor of the book, Regional Planning in America: Practice and Prospect, which was released in April of 2011. For more information about Carbonell, visit the Lincoln Institute of Land.

This year marks the fourth annual George T. Hunter Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Benwood Foundation in partnership with The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, The Ochs Center, and CreateHere. Named in honor of the founder of the Benwood Foundation, the George T. Hunter Lecture Series brings speakers that address issues in the foundation’s four focus areas – Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, and Community Building. For more information, visit

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