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William Morrish, Renowned Community Designer, To Share Insights On Urban Planning & Design With Charlottesville-Albemarle Community

Nov. 23, 1999 -- William Morrish, one of the nation’s leading community designers and director of the Design Center for the American Urban Landscape at the University of Minnesota, will share insights about planning and design issues with members of the Charlottesville-Albemarle community on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the University of Virginia.

The workshop is sponsored by the Design Resource Center and the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

The public is invited to attend the free event at noon in Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Patty De Coursey at (804) 924-1493 or

Noted for his engagement of citizens in the design process and consensus building, Morrish will discuss planning and design issues from his experience with a diverse range of projects in and around Minneapolis-St. Paul over the past 10 years. The discussion will be directed toward issues that have particular relevance to the visions, attitudes, and strategies for growth in the greater Charlottesville region.

"We are very pleased that Mr. Morrish has agreed to share his experience and perspective on many issues of importance in the areas of planning and design in this region with our local community," said Ken Schwartz, director of the Design Resource Center.

Morrish, the Dayton Hudson Professor of Urban Design at the University of Minnesota, was the Thomas Jefferson Professor of Architecture at U.Va this fall.

The Design Resources Center is an independent, community-based resource organized to empower citizens of the Charlottesville-Albemarle area with the necessary design and planning tools to assess, envision and enhance the vitality and sustainability of the community. The center uses design as a tool to bring together many voices in the community -- those in the public and private sectors, University representatives, and developers -- to discuss complex issues related to growth, development and urban design.

For more information, contact Ken Schwartz at (804) 924-6468 or


Saturday, Dec. 11

Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room, 3rd floor

noon Newcomb Hall — parking is available at the U.Va. Bookstore Parking Garage on Emmet Street

Lunch provided by the Design Resources Center


1:10 p.m. IMPLEMENTING VISIONS - William Morrish

Successful Tactics and Techniques

2 p.m. Break out sessions

    Common Ground for the City and County
    Engaging and Educating the Public
    Urban Identity: Social and Economic Health by Design
    Growth Management or Sprawl?

3 p.m. Reports back and commentary by William Morrish

3:45 p.m. William Morrish and Ken Schwartz

Contact: Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services


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