In addition to the upcoming APA South Carolina Fall 2015 Conference that offers tons of continuing education and networking opportunities, the following events are taking place in and around South Carolina over the coming weeks:

Monuments We’d Like to Forget: A Geography Lecture at the College of Charleston by Dr. Steven Hoelscher (University of Texas)

Thursday, Oct. 1 at 3:00 PM

College of Charleston Admissions Auditorium (more details on the attached flier and summary)

Amnesia, along with remembrance, defines the very essence of memorial landscapes. This lecture will help you understand what societies might do with monuments that are not so easily moved to a museum or eliminated from the landscape.  Dr. Hoelscher will explore how the citizens of Vienna, Austria have struggled with what to do with their city’s most notorious monuments, many of which were created in complicity with the Nazi Regime. Dr. Hoelscher will link these struggles with the current dialogue in the American South around ambivalent historical memory of the Confederacy’s trauma, defeat, and denial.  3:00 p.m. on 10/1 at 66 George Street (Admissions Auditorium), College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424.  For more information, contact Kevin Keenan at  CM credits pending.


Development Dichotomies: Concentrated Urban Renaissance and the Rest of the Community

Friday, Oct. 16 at 11:30 AM

The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (more details in the attached flier)

Please join the City of Greenville and the Rudy Bruner Foundation as we host a design forum to celebrate Greenville’s 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Silver Medal. The forum will include national and regional experts discussing emerging design trends in placemaking and what’s next for Greenville.  For more information or to RSVP for the event, contact Megan Young at  2.0 hrs of LA CEUs available; 2.0 hrs of AIA CEU pending approval.


Planning for Sign Code Success

Friday, Oct. 16 at 8:30 AM

Double Tree Hilton Buckhead (more details here)

Learn about sign code regulations post Reed vs. Town of Gilbert; latest technologies, controls, and regulatory issues with on-premise signs; sign types and design as well as energy efficiency and types of lighting; the importance of visible and well-designed signage on local small businesses; and technologies and regulatory issues involved in electronic message centers. For more information, contact James Carpentier at 5.25 AICP (including 1.5 Law) CM credits pending approval.