Humanities Center presents: Joel Tarr Colloquium

September 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

Colloquium: “The Metabolism of the Industrial City: Pittsburgh as a Model”

Joel Tarr 
With a response from Mrinalini Rajagopalan (Pitt, Art & Architecture)

Joel Tarr studies the environmental history of cities and the history and impact of their technological systems. He is particularly interested in using history to understand contemporary problems. In 1992 Carnegie Mellon University awarded him the Robert Doherty Prize for Contributions to Excellence in Education, and in 2003 he was elected a University Professor. In 2008, the Society for the History of Technology awarded him its highest award, the Leonardo da Vinci Medal, presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the history of technology. He served as President of the Public Works Historical Society in 1982-83 and as President of the Urban History Association in 1999. He has served on National Research Council committees dealing with issues of urban infrastructure, public transit, water pollution, and the Human Dimensions of Global Change.

Location and Address

6142 Scott Hall (CMU)