Hyde Conference to explore tackling the negative social impacts of COVID-19 | Nebraska today

Clio Andris, celebrated by her peers for her research into mathematical models of social networks, will deliver the next Hyde Lecture, “Interpersonal Relations in Urban Space,” at 4 p.m., January 28 via Zoom.

Andris is an assistant professor in the School of City and Regional Planning and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. His research interests are geographic information systems, social networks, urban planning, urban analysis, information visualization and complex systems. She is also the director of the Friendly Cities Lab at Georgia Tech.

During the talk, Andris will explore the different ways designers and planners can combat the negative social impacts of covid-19 through the creation and development of thoughtful and shared spaces. Historically, urban planning and urban design philosophies support planning for altruism and social welfare and have built on a legacy of architecture and urban design for the public good. Amid emerging paradigms of planning for happy neighborhoods, mental health, and the culture of social capital, Andris advocates for a future where community responders and professionals plan to support strong interpersonal relationships and social networks. by choosing amenities, infrastructure and useful green spaces. This is important in today’s increasingly virtual and lonely world and especially in the midst of the global pandemic. As such, this vision supports strategies to reintroduce public and shared spaces as society emerges from the pandemic.

using GIS data, Andris will explain how planners and designers can create spaces to support interpersonal relationships and social life. Along with the latest research, she will share creative approaches to capturing social life and relationships in different ways, as well as how data can be integrated into foundational planning tools and quantitative methods using a pilot and a case study on romantic relationships. With these new techniques, designers and urban planners can foster a stronger and healthier social lifestyle for community residents.

This presentation is part of the College of Architecture’s Hyde Lecture Series 2021-2022, with speakers from all disciplines coming together under the common theme “Emerging Opportunities for Equality in Planning and Design”. The series focuses on the anticipated “new normal” and seeks to derive insight and explore the solutions that planners and designers can offer in the post-pandemic future.

Sponsored by the College of Architecture, the Hyde Lecture Series is a long-standing and endowed public program. Each year, the college hosts compelling speakers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning who enrich the ongoing dialogue around programs that are paramount to the disciplines of design. and our graduates.

Angela C. Hale