Alan Berger, tenured associate professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at MIT, is delivering a public lecture Monday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the George Pearl Hall auditorium located on the corner of Central and Stanford NE.

Berger founded P-REX, The Project for Reclamation Excellence, a multi-disciplinary research effort at MIT focusing on the design and reuse of waste landscapes worldwide. By using low-angle aerial photography, maps, and other graphic evidence, Berger visually reveals evidence and trends of landscape waste throughout the world--public health hazards such as abandoned mine pits, mountains of slag, and pools of cyanide, vacant land, landfills, military installations, and places associated with high and low-density urbanization.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Media Con­tact: Car­olyn Gon­za­les (505) 277‑5920; e-mail: cgonzal@unm.edu