Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies

Public Lectures

The Lyle Center Presents: Collective Regeneration Lecture

May 10, 2022 to May 10, 2022

Curators from the Ecological Design Collective in Baltimore share about their emergent projects. Joining them, Lyle Center students and faculty reflected on the past 28 years of programming and discussed current initiatives.

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The Lyle Center Presents: Virtual Tour of Santa Monica City Services Building

November 02, 2021 to November 02, 2021

The Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies will host a virtual tour of Santa Monica City Hall East. Designated as a Living Building Certified structure, it is intended to be a model of ecological resilience, self-sufficiency and zero-waste generation.

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The Lyle Center Presents: Alternative Transportation Roundtable

October 05, 2021 to October 05, 2021

The Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning are co-hosting the Alternative Transportation Committee Roundtable to discuss the its involvement in projects such as the University's new Class Pass Program, Valley Boulevard Bikeway, Silver Streak, and the Bronco Mobility Hub. The event is free and open to the public.

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The Lyle Center Presents: Exhausted: The Slow Violence of Lithium Brine Evaporation

May 06, 2021 to May 06, 2021

Lithium has become a "critical mineral" for climate change mitigation, as a key component of lithium-ion batteries that store energy for electric vehicles, smart devices, and renewable power plants. The reliance on brine evaporation as an extraction method for lithium mining is exacerbating conditions of ecological exhaustion and limiting water availability in South America.

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The Lyle Center Presents: A Study in Energy Poverty in Madrid

April 14, 2021 to April 14, 2021

Featured speakers Carmen Alonso and Fernando Martin-Consuegra will discuss the distribution of energy poverty — the lack of access to modern energy services — in Spain's capital (and most populous) city. Architects by training, Alonso and Martin-Consuegra share their expertise with the Spanish National Research Council.

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The Lyle Center Presents: Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice

March 11, 2021 to March 11, 2021

Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice is a virtual public lecture inspired by the 2020 book of the same name by Hanna Garth and Ashante M. Reese analyzing Black food culture and the violence and threats it faces.

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Lyle Center presents. Black Food Matters.  Racial Justice in the wake of Food Justice.  Featuring:  Analena hope hassberg, Cal Poly Pomona.  Gillian Richards-Greaves, Coastal Carolina University.  Kimberly Kasper, Rhodes College.  Judith Williams, Florida International University.  Thursday, March 11 | 12:00pm PST.  Please email for Zoom link

The Lyle Center Presents: Environmental Justice in Indian Country and Moving Toward a Transformational Land Ethic

November 18, 2020 to November 18, 2020

Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes), a lecturer of American Indian Studies at CSU San Marcos, an awardwinning journalist, and an independent consultant/educator in environmental justice policy planning. Her lecture is part of the newly launched Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Environmental Design.

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The Lyle Center Presents: A Green New Deal for Climate Justice

November 04, 2020 to November 04, 2020

An assistant professor of political science at Providence College in Rhode Island, Thea Riofrancos is also an Andrew Carnegie Fellow (2020-22), co-author of “A Planet to Win: Why We Need a New Green Deal” and author of “Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador.” Her research focuses on resource extraction, renewable energy, climate change, green technology and social movements.

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