Conference Schedule

Free Public Lecture, presented by City of Raleigh Appearance Committee

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
VAE Raleigh | 6 – 7 p.m. 

Everybody’s a Designer – Urban Design and Trans-Disciplinary Thinking
Jess Zimbabwe, AIA, AICP ULI Rose Center for Public Leadership

The complex relationships of built infrastructure, natural systems, and social systems can produce a stronger, more productive, more resilient, and more beautiful city. But the roles that city governments, developers, designers, and planners have assigned themselves create frequent roadblocks to cross-disciplinary collaboration. The work of constantly reaching out, including, analyzing, translating and re-translating among bodies of experts is resource-intensive. But if we want a more equitable practice, transdisciplinarity must become the norm.

This lecture is approved by AIA and APA for 1 credit hour LU/HSW. NCBOLA credit is currently pending. 


Designing Beyond Downtown: The Future of the Suburbs

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Raleigh Marriott City Center

For details on the keynote and case study break-out sessions, click here.

Time Event
7:15 am Continental Breakfast Buffet
Registration and check-in opens
8:00 am Welcome by Mark Elison Hoversten, Ph.D, Dean of the College of Design and Jess Zimbabwe, AIA, AICP, Moderator
8:25 am KEYNOTE 1: The Pathology of the Suburbs
David Green, AIA, LEED AP | Perkins+Will
9:25 am PANEL: The Future of Transportation
10:15 am Case Study Break-Out Sessions A
11:15 am Coffee Break
11:30 am Case Study Break-Out Sessions B
12:30 pm Buffet Lunch

KEYNOTE 2: TOD in Suburbia
Mitali Ganguly, AICP, LEED-ND | Calthorpe Associates

2:00 pm KEYNOTE 3: The Future of the Suburban City: Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix
Grady Gammage, Jr. | ASU Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
3:00 pm Brownie Break
3:15 pm KEYNOTE 4: A Critical Look at Retrofitting Suburbia
Ian Law, RLA, ASLA | Place Alliance & Mary Moore Wallinger, RLA, ASLA | LAndArt Studio
4:15 pm Closing Remarks by Mark Elison Hoversten, Ph.D, Dean of the College of Design and Jess Zimbabwe, AIA, AICP, Moderator
4:30 pm Adjourn