15th Annual Urban Design Conference: March 15, 2018

Urban Disruption and the Equity Challenge

American cities are challenged balancing growth and development with creating equity for all of their citizens, including for their most vulnerable communities. Mid- to late twentieth century practices of urban renewal, highway construction, and regulatory policies tore apart minority and low-income communities. This legacy of disruption lives on in many cities today. The conference will examine this legacy and explore ways that the design community is engaging with these issues and will show examples of how they are being addressed across the country through design, development and policy.

Location:

Raleigh Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Accommodations:

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Click here to reserve your room at a special rate for attendees of the 2018 Urban Design Conference.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (to date):

Kofi Boone, ASLA | Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, NC State Design

Dr. Diane Jones Allen, ASLA, PLA | DesignJones LLC, University of Texas at Arlington

Zena Howard, AIA, LEED AP BD+C | Perkins + Will

Steven Lewis, FAIA | City of Detroit, University of Michigan

Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Hon. ASLA | NYC Department of Parks

Moderator:
Jackie Turner
, AICP, LEED AP | STEWART

 

 

Many thanks for our Conference Sponsors (to date)

PARTNER

Perkins + Will

WSP

PATRON

Clancy & Theys Construction

McAdams

CONTRIBUTOR

CALYX Engineers + Consultants
Clark Nexsen

Clearscapes
CLH design, p.a.
Cline Design Associates
ColeJenest & Stone
Duda|Paine Architects
Durham Area Designers
HH Architecture
Holt Brothers Inc
in situ studio
JDavis
McNeill Mays Properties
Monarch Property Co
NC Chapter – American Society of Landscape Architects
Oldcastle + Adams an Oldcastle Company
Site Collaborative
STEWART
VHB

 

Natural Learning Initiative: Growing IN Place Symposium
Greening Urban Childhood by Design
March 16, 2018
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
More information here.

 

Photos from the 2017 Urban Design Conference

More information on the upcoming conference coming soon.