2023 Dick Wolf Lecture – The Collapse and the Opportunity: Cities after COVID

Posted on September 15th, 2023 by Elizabeth Nelson

On Friday, September 29, 2023 at 7 pm, the Society will present the 2023 Dick Wolf Lecture at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. The speaker will be Professor John Rennie Short, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County. He will discuss changes to the urban core of Washington, DC and what the future may bring.  Reception to follow.

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Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture

Posted on April 10th, 2015 by Elizabeth Nelson

The Dick Wolf Memorial Lecture is  an annual event to showcase excellence in research and writing on urban planning and historic preservation in the District of Columbia by a student or intern. The winner delivers a presentation and receives a $1,000 prize.

Dick Wolf (1933-2012) was one of the District’s most ardent and effective visionaries. After moving to Capitol Hill in 1964, he worked tirelessly and effectively on community planning (including the Comprehensive Plan), historic preservation, and sound neighborhood development. He served on the CHRS Board for many years, most often as President, and also served on the Committee of 100 of the Federal City. His vision for Washington was of a great, world-class city that houses both the nation’s great institutions as well as families with young children; balances its appetite for massive growth with preservation of the character of its irreplaceable historic residential neighborhoods; and integrates sound, sustained city planning principles, practices and administrative processes into all the city’s business.DickWolfOverbeckUndated022015me