Growing IN Place Symposium 2018

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Growing IN Place Symposium 2018

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

11th Annual Growing IN Place Symposium 2018

DATE: March 16, 2018

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Nature Research Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; Raleigh, NC, USA

REGISTRATION: Coming Soon (Required)

Theme:  Greening Urban Childhood by Design

  •  Applying biophilic design to restore biodiversity to cities.
    •       Engaging children and families in urban ecosystems.
    •       Designing green/blue infrastructure.
    •       Managing urban habitats to maximize play and learning opportunities.
    •       Ensuring culturally equitable nature experiences.

Attendees: Public/private sector practitioners, landscape architects, architects, planners, parks and recreation professionals, teachers and environmental educators, citizen activists, and elected officials – and all professions that work to create urban environments in support of healthy human development.

Symposium Organizer

Robin Moore, Dipl. Arch, MCP, Hon. ASLA; Professor of Landscape Architecture, NC State University. Introduction: Nature, childhood, and urban design.

Speakers & Provisional Titles

Kofi Boone, MLA, ALSA; Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, NC State University. Design for bio-social diversity: Inclusive community processes and outcomes.

Nilda Cosco, PhD, ASLA; Research Associate Professor, Director of Programs, Natural Learning Initiative, NC State University. Nature: Children’s constant, reliable friend.

Kevin Coyle, JD; VP, Education and Training, National Wildlife Federation. Creating a conservation ethic for the Anthropocene Age: Turning on 74 million kids to nature!

David Christian, D.Phil, Professor of History, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, & Lucy Bennison Laffitte, PhD, Teaching Assistant Professor of History, NC State University. Embracing the Universe in the Anthropocene Age: Where have we come from, where are we going?

Daniel Iacofano, PhD, FAICP, FASLA; CEO, MIG. Engaging communities in urban greening: Innovative planning, design, and management policies.

Sean Malone, MBA; President and CEO, Dix Park Conservancy & Kate Pearce, AICP, Senior Planner, Dorothea Dix Park, City of Raleigh. Creating a Big Urban Park: Strategies for long-term success.

Chris Moorman, PhD, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Resources, NC State University.Conserving, creating, and managing urban habitats in a changing climate.

More information

Note: Back-to-back with the College of Design Urban Design Conference


March 16
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


College of Design


NC Museum of Natural Sciences
121 West Jones St
Raleigh, NC 27603
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