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David Walters Speaks at Catawba
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David Walters: Sustainable Community Design

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The Center for the Environment at Catawba College featured a presentation by urban designer David Walters Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Center facility on the college campus. His topic was “Signposts to Surviving the 21st Century: Air Quality, Carbon Emissions and Community Design.”

Walters holds undergraduate and graduate degrees with honors in architecture and urban design from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He taught and practiced in England where he won national awards for housing and urban design. In 1983 he moved to the United States, teaching and practicing in Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma before joining the UNC-Charlotte faculty in 1990.

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Video - Sarah Susanka: Not So Big

Author and architect Sarah Susanka brought her “Not So Big” philosophy to Catawba College’s campus and advised those members of her audience to “be the custodian of your own life.” “We are that channel by which God moves through this world,” Susanka explained, noting “those inner judgments [you make about yourself] undermine the truth of who God wants you to be.”

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