What’s the Big Idea? Science for Adults Mathematics and Architecture: Building Nurturing Environments

What: Dr. Nikos Salingaros, UTSA mathematics professor, will discuss his theory of mathematical design rules and urban planning.

When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 @ 1:00pm

Where: Parman Branch Library, 20735 Wilderness Oak, 78258

More about the Program:
As human beings, our mental and physical health depends, to a large extent, upon our reaction to our environment. Because of this, humans have always designed, built and managed the environment to optimize this interaction. However, modern 20th century architecture has been creating environments that make us feel uncomfortable, depressed and anxious.

It is believed that certain mathematical design rules can be applied to urban planning and architecture to create new, nurturing environments that improve our metal and physical health. Join Dr. Nikos Salingaros at Parman Library on Saturday, January 18th at 1:00pm to hear him discuss this theory.

Dr. Salingaros is a world renowned Urbanist and Architectural Theorist, and a professor of mathematics at the University of Texas San Antonio. This event is made possible in partnership with the UTSA College of Sciences.
What’s the Big Idea? Science for Adults is an ongoing program from the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL).

What’s the Big Idea? encourages scientific literacy, and provides science resources and presentations by various experts in the field. For more information for other upcoming events, visit MySAPL.org.

For more information on the program, contact Sandra Griffin at sandra.griffin@sanantonio.gov or 210.207.2703. Media inquiries should go to Marcie Hernandez, Public Information Officer, at marcie.hernandez@sanantonio.gov or at 210.207.2614.