Lafayette Seminar in Public Issues
The annual Lafayette Seminar offers an opportunity for Lexington community members, elected officials, and faculty and students to discuss such issues as the local economy, town and gown relationships, and the creation of successful public spaces. The Seminars are supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. For a fuller description of past Seminars, please see the archive document at the bottom of this page. For information about the Seminars, please contact Dr. Phil Harling.
Previous Lafayette Seminars
2016 University Cities: A Conversation with Mayors about Capitalizing on the Concept [Video Archived]
2014 (fall): The Power of Food View Videos here.
2014 (spring): Creative Placemaking Symposium
2013: Vision to Action II: The Town Branch Commons: Vision, Design, Build View Video here.
2012: Vision to Action: Design Excellence & Economic Development View Videos here.
2011: Town & Gown III: The University-Neighborhood Connection View Videos here.
2010: Smart Growth: Mayoral Forum
2009: Growing Power, Growing Neighborhoods: Will Allen and Community Gardens
2008: Art VS. Public
2007: Hidden Treasures: Reviving Downtown Neighborhoods
2006: Redevelopment, Race, and Residential Neighborhoods in Downtown Lexington
2005: Growing Kentucky: New Directions for our Culture of Land and Food
2004: Town and Gown II: The Lexington - University of Kentucky Connection
2002: Town-Gown Relations in Lexington
2001: Why Have a City Center?
2000: Revitalizing Our Downtown
1999: Creating a Successful Urban Public Space
1998: The City as Spectacle, The City as a Site of Celebration