School Of Architecture To Sponsor Confernece On Renewing Sustainable
Urbanism March 30
A conference on "Renewing Sustainable Urbanism: Performance,
Potential, and Proposals"
WHEN: Friday, March 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: University of Virginia, School of Architecture, Campbell
Hall, Room 153
day-long conference sponsored by the University of Virginia will
examine the successes and models used in dealing with declining
cities and suburban sprawl and their national implications. Experts
will discuss issues from brownfield redevelopment and infill housing
to suburban transit-oriented development and smart or green buildings.
for Revival in Some Central Cities;
Models of Green Development;
in Suburbs with Transit Oriented Development, Land Conservation,
and Affordable Housing;
Futures of Stark Contrasts.
spirit of the conference is one of optimism," said William
Lucy, U.Va. professor of urban and environmental planning and
co-organizer of the conference. "The national norm in urban
development is too much sprawl, too little reinvestment, and overwhelming
disparities. Examples exist of more positive projects and trends,
and we will emphasize those in this conference."
Gratz, author of "Cities Back From the Edge: New Life for
Downtown" and "The Living City: How Americas Cities
are Being Revitalized by Thinking Small in a Big Way," will
give the keynote speech at 12:30 p.m.
sessions will include projects and research concerning brownfields
redevelopment with Joseph Shilling, director of economic development,
International City/County Management Association, and Douglas
Porter, author of "The Practice of Sustainable Development"
and a report on "Infill Projects in 14 Cities: Market Housing
on Infill Sites The Meaning of Recent Success in Cities."
at the afternoon session will present policy and project innovations
occurring in Montgomery County, Md., and Arlington, Va., as well
as creative green development projects in Virginia.
conference will conclude with a 3:15 p.m. talk by E M Risse, author
of "The Shape of the Future," and a panel discussion
with conference participants.
conference is free and open to the public. A box lunch can be
reserved for a small fee by contacting Bettie Hall, Planning Department
Secretary at (804) 924-1339 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
is available in the University Parking Garage adjacent to Memorial
Gymnasium on Emmet Street. The School of Architecture, Campbell
Hall, is located between Culbreth Theater and the Presidents
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298