Join Preserve the ‘Burg for a look at the history and development of Mirror Lake with author and Rollins College Professor of Environmental Studies, Bruce Stephenson.
Stephenson will share architect John Nolen’s vision for Mirror Lake, profiled in his book, John Nolen: Landscape Architect and City Planner Nolen (1869-1937) completed more than 350 planning projects in cities across the U.S., including St. Pete’s Mirror Lake neighborhood.
Hosted at St. Pete’s historic Shuffleboard Club in Mirror Lake, the evening will also include a tour of the 1924 facility with the club’s Executive Director, Christine Page.
Bruce Stephenson is a consultant and Environmental Studies professor at Rollins College. He is the author of several books, including “Visions of Eden: Urban Planning in St. Petersburg, 1900-1995.” His biography, “John Nolen, Urban Planner and Landscape Architect,” won the 2016 JB Jackson Book Award. His latest, “Portland’s Good Life: Hope and Sustainability in an American City” is the basis for a Rollins Symposium, Equity the Key to Sustainability, this November. Stephenson was awarded the 2021 John Nolen medal from the Florida Chapter of the Congress of New Urbanism.
We will provide a cash donation beer and wine bar as well as tasty hors d'oeuvres!
*Preserve the 'Burg adheres to CDC recommended protocols regarding Covid-19. Attendance will be limited. Face coverings and social distancing are encouraged. This event is scheduled to take place outdoors.
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