Explore Environmental History: The Nature of the Metropolis

Explore Environmental History: The Nature of the Metropolis

Adam Rome, author of “The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism”

Join us on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1-3 pm for our final lecture of the 2013 Exploring Environmental History lecture series. Dr. Adam Rome will speak about “The Nature of the Metropolis” – the many ways that nature has shaped the lives of city dwellers in the last 200 years, and how our relationship with the natural world has changed throughout the past and present. This is an important topic, and we hope will prompt a lively, thoughtful discussion!

Dr. Rome is the author of the prize-winning “The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism”, has edited the journal Environmental History, and earlier this year published “The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation”. He has a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in American Environmental History. He is the Unidel Helen Gouldner Chair for the Environment and Associate Professor of History and English at the University of Delaware. See www.udel.edu/History/bio/rome_adam.html

Saturday December 7, 2013 , 1 pm – 3 pm
Peabody Room, Cathedral of the Incarnation
4 E. University Parkway, Baltimore MD 21218

Admission, parking and refreshments are free.  For directions, visit www.incarnationbaltimore.org

Exploring Environmental History series sponsored by the Baltimore City Historical Society, Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks and Landscapes, and Cathedral of the Incarnation Creation Care.

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