Call for Case Study Presentations

Committee members planning the Urban Disruption and Equity Challenge conference are seeking presenters to come forward with case study presentations. Do you have a case study that our conference participants would find valuable that relates to designing for a balance between growth and development while creating equity for all?
U.S. cities are challenged balancing growth and development while creating equity for all, including their most vulnerable populations. Many have inherited the legacy of mid – to – late 20th century urban renewal and highway projects and the resultant disruption to minority and low-income communities. This 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 North America, through design, development and policy.
The case study presented should provide information that advances design methods for urban disruption and the equity challenge as a solution to one or more of the following issues/concerns:
  1. Affordable and Workforce Housing
  2. Climate Change Affecting Vulnerable Communities
  3. Providing Transportation Choices for All Populations
  4. Green and Grey Infrastructure Solutions
  5. Civic Leadership: Overcoming Fear of Change (NIMBY/YIMBY)
  6. Mitigating Gentrification – Ensuring Equity and Inclusion in Redeveloping Areas
  7. Smart City: Technology and Innovation
  8. Engaging and Empowering the Public/Community Stakeholders
  9. Rebuilding Neighborhoods
  10. Culture and Historic Character
The selection committee will evaluate your proposal based on the following criteria:
• How the case study advances the understanding of cutting edge design and practice for balancing new growth and development while creating equity for all citizens, including for the most vulnerable communities.
• Ability of the proposed case study to provide relevance to our audience of design and planning practitioners in our region.
• Overall quality and potential to contribute to a well-balanced conference program.
• Speaker’s experience.
• Ability of the presentation to contribute to the continuing education needs of architects, landscape architects and planners.
Each case study presentation is expected to be approximately 20 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes for questions.
January 19, 2018. You will be notified of your status by February 2, 2018.
Presenters will be granted a complimentary registration to the conference. (Past conferences have conferred 7 hours of AIA/HSW, NCBOLA and AICP credits, as well as GBCI for LEED AP.)
Case study presentations will be paired by topic for each session by the selection committee. Presenters will be asked to have their presentation available on a thumb drive as well as bring a personal laptop with their presentation on a hard drive for back-up.