Experts Will Gather At The University Of Virginia To Discuss The
Challenge Of Creating Livable, Sustainable And Just Communities
16, 2000 -- The economy, lifestyles, and urban and
environmental planning will be some of the topics discussed at a
conference March 31 at the University of Virginia. Sponsored by
the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning and the School
of Architecture, the conference on "The Next Generation of
Planning" will look at ways to cope with sprawl, disinvestment,
and materialistic consumption in a global economy.
around the themes of economy, places and lifestyles, the conference
will also look at these issues in light of political issues. It
will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall. The public
is invited and the conference is free of charge.
economy theme will be addressed by Michael Shuman, author
of "Going Local: Local Self-Reliance in a Global Age."
Supplementing that theme and emphasizing the role of places will
be M.J. Brodie, president of the Baltimore Development Corp.
and former executive director of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development
Corp. in Washington, D.C.
will be examined by Donnella Meadows, professor of environmental
studies at Dartmouth University, co-author of "The Limits to
Growth" and "The Limits to Growth Revisited," as well
as author of a syndicated column "The Global Citizen."
addition, Timothy Beatley, associate professor of urban and
environmental planning at U.Va., will address "Green Urbanism:
Lessons from European Cities," the title of his book published
recently by Island Press.
will be provided by other experts from additional vantage points:
Flaccavento, executive director of Appalachian Sustainable Development,
will consider economic issues from an Appalachian view point.
Klosko, professor of government at U.Va., and author of a recent
book "Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus," will
discuss political themes.
Morse, chief executive of the Pew Partnership, will address
the role of foundations, especially the Pew Partnerships interest
in supporting voluntary associations and demonstrating success stories
of local innovations as examples for the nation.
for the conference is available at the University Parking Garage
on Emmet Street next to Memorial Gymnasium. Box lunches at the conference
will be available for a small charge. To reserve a lunch and for
additional information, contact Bettie Hall, Department of Urban
and Environmental Planning at (804) 924-1339 or email@example.com.
additional information or interviews contact Bill Lucy at (804)
924-4779 or whl@virginia or Tim Beatley at (804) 982-2196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Generation of Planning Ideas: Economy, Places, Lifestyles,
March 31, 2000
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
of Urban and Environmental Planning
School of Architecture
University of Virginia
Karen Van Lengen, Dean, School of Architecture
Bruce Dotson, Chair, Department of Urban and Environmental
a.m. Michael Shuman, Local and Regional Self-Reliance
in a Global Age
author of "Going Local: Local Self-Reliance in a Global Age," Free
a.m. M.J. Brodie, President, Baltimore Development
Remaking an Industrial City in a Post-Industrial Era
by Anthony Flaccavento, Executive Director, Appalachian Sustainable
Development, and Martha Droge, Master of Planning and Landscape
Architecture student, and audience questions for Michael Shuman
and M.J. Brodie
p.m. Box lunches
p.m. Timothy Beatley, Green Urbanism: Lessons from European
2-3 p.m. Donella
Meadows, Living Sustainable Lifestyles in an Unsustainable System
Professor, Dartmouth University, co-author of "The Limits to Growth
and The Limits to Growth Revisited."
p.m. Panel Discussion
Meadows, Michael Shuman, M.J. Brodie, moderated by Richard
Collins, Professor, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning;
joined at 3:45 p.m. by George Klosko, Professor of Government
and author of Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus, Oxford
2000; Suzanne Morse, Pew Partnership, a subsidiary of the
Pew Charitable Trusts; and Angela Clerico, President, Student
Planning Association at U.Va.
p.m. Symposium Conclusion and Audience Questions for Guests
Timothy Beatley and William Lucy
Jane Ford (804) 924-4298