City Planning: Strategies for Resilient Systems & Equitable Futures

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  • City Planning: Strategies for Resilient Systems & Equitable Futures



    June 15-16, 2022
    Harvard University Campus

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Dates: June 15-16, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Location: Harvard University Campus
CEUs: 14 AIA LUs (HSW), 14 AICP/CM, 14 LA/CES (HSW)
AMDP Elective Units: 2
Tuition: $1,600.00
REGISTRATION CLOSED
Program size is limited and early registration is recommended.
Please review our cancellation and discount policies prior to registering.

Program Description

Cities today are shaped by more than buildings and streets; they are informed by dynamic environmental systems, evolving cultural identities, and often competing community perspectives. This course will take a holistic view of resilience, advocating that both planners and designers need to consider environmental changes hand in hand with cultural, social, and economic dimensions.

 

Panel discussions, a site tour and group charrette provide participants with a chance to hear perspectives and case studies from experts in all aspects of city planning, then test their ideas in a real-life urban neighborhood.

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The focus of this two-day program is on developing a broader understanding of how planners or designer’s skills can contribute to more resilient, equitable cities and futures. This course will take a holistic view of resilience, advocating that both planners and designers need to consider environmental changes hand in hand with cultural, social, and economic dimensions.

Today, in all corners of the world, cities are being shaped by new forms of urbanism, the growing urgency of environmental challenges, and evolving cultural identities. Amidst increasing diversity, the global pandemic, and several years of strong – but uneven - economic and population growth, planners and designers are navigating new innovations in areas including: regional and local systems; arts, culture and place-making, spatial planning and urban design; ecological systems, equity and social justice; and technology.

The course will draw from interdisciplinary expert perspectives and active learning to explore these topics (and others) and to encourage participants to expand their understanding of how to design and plan resilient and adaptable cities in the face of a changing climate, social equity challenges and a need for increasing competitiveness and innovation.

Participants will use a site within the City of Boston as a laboratory and case study, learning from experts, touring key sites, and working together to synthesize case studies and their own observations. A series of presentations and discussions will lay the foundation for the course and introduce the breadth of environmental, economic, and social issues that must be addressed at all scales. The panelists are experts in the areas of physical city-building, natural systems, and community needs.

Planners, urban designers, architects, landscape architects, developers, landowners, public officials, and non-profit/advocacy planners will benefit from this program.

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Who Should Attend

Planners, urban designers, architects, landscape architects, developers, land owners, public officials, and non-profit/advocacy planners.

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Learning Objectives

  • Investigate planning approaches to achieving urban resilience: What common themes or topics are addressed? What are the spatial or design issues to be addressed to achieve a sustainable future? How has the Covid pandemic altered our assumptions? And how might our approaches shift as we move from immediate emergency response to longer-term stabilization?
  • Explore planning and urban design case studies that demonstrate how interdisciplinary approaches (including ecology, arts and culture, local food systems and technology) are critical to city-building.
  • Discover how the real estate market, regulatory context and natural and ecological systems are both driving and responding to resilience goals. How has the recent social justice movement impacted or altered our understanding of these urban systems?
  • Synthesize and apply knowledge from panelists to a collaborative case study and interactive charrette in Boston
Brie Hensold
Principal and Co-Founder
Agency Landscape + Planning
Kevin Storm
Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle

Speakers

  • Laura Marett, SCAPE, New York
  • Nadia Nilina, Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Elizabeth Christoforetti, Supernormal/Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
  • Gina Ford, Agency Landscape + Planning, Cambridge, MA
  • Thor Nelson, Chief of Planning, Design and Construction, Washington, DC

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City Planning: Strategies for Resilient Systems & Equitable Futures
Dates: June 15 - 16, 2022
Time: 09:00am - 05:00pm
Location: Harvard University Campus
CEUs: 14 AIA LUs (HSW), 14 AICP/CM, 14 LA/CES (HSW)
AMDP Elective Units 2
Tuition: $1,600

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Program size is limited and early registration is recommended.
Please review our cancellation and discount policies prior to registering.