Monday, April 15, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Renowned architect and planner Sir Terry Farrell will give a lecture about his work transforming London’s skyline and the banks of the Thames. Farrell reflects on his decades in practice in his new book, Shaping London: The patterns and Forms That Make the Metropolis. Free.
Tuesday, April 16, 6pm. University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street. Next up in DesignPhiladelphia’s “Creating with Constraints” lecture series, urban designer Leah Murphy and exhibition designer Aaron Goldblatt will talk about building a green amenity out of abandoned rail lines stretching from Chinatown to Brewerytown. Free, register in advance.
Tuesday, April 16, 6-8pm, Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St. As part of the 10-part lecture series about the architecture, history and politics of Philadelphia, historian Jeffrey Cohen of Bryn Mawr College will discuss Victorian Philadelphia. Individual lectures cost $20, $15 for AIA and Preservation Alliance members, $10 for students/AIA Associates. Register online.
Wednesday, April 17, sessions at 11am and 5pm SEPTA Board Room, 1234 Market Street. Come discuss SEPTA’s proposed FY 2014 budget, including fare hikes set to go into effect in July and the long-anticipated smart card system.