Visioning Sustainable Communities
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
Location: 305 Wurster, UC Berkeley
Contact Info: Janet Dawson, 642-4874, jgdawson@...
Featuring Uri Avin, Practice Leader for Regional Growth Management with PB
PlaceMaking; Keith Bartholomew, Assistant Professor, College of
Architecture + Planning, University of Utah; Gregory Tung, founding
partner of Freedman, Tung and Sasaki; Clark Wilson, Urban Designer in the
Development, Community, and Environment Division of the EPA; moderated by
Associate Professor Elizabeth Macdonald, City and Regional Planning and
Urban Design, UC Berkeley.
Building and portraying smart-growth scenarios is an important part of the
sustainable communities planning process under SB 375. Especially needed
are visualization processes that can engage communities and stakeholders
and help them build agreement on how to more forward with urban design and
land use initiatives that contribute in both small and large ways to
IURD brings together four leaders in the planning and urban design fields
who will talk about best practices in building scenarios for sustainable
growth and in representing the built form and environmental outcomes.
Using examples that derive from their professional practice and research,
the presentations and discussion will encompass planning and design
projects at neighborhood, citywide, and regional scales. Topics will
include restructuring suburban strip corridors, EPA efforts related to
street design, green infrastructure as a shaper of neighborhood design,
transit and land use connections and resulting greenhouse gas impacts, and
links between regional planning and climate change.
This is the fourth session in IURD's new speaker series - ?Growing
Sustainably in a Low-Carbon World.?
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