Planning & Design in a Post-Covid World

Course - MAIN IMAGE SLIDE - Resilient City

  • Planning & Design in a Post-COVID World



    October 28 & 30, 2020
    Online

Program Description

Cities today are shaped by more than buildings and streets, they are informed by a growing awareness of environmental challenges, evolving cultural identities, and complex community perspectives. While the global pandemic has held back many areas of our daily lives, it has highlighted many unaddressed and hidden issues that are challenges to future resilience. Participants will join for two days of curated panels from experts in the areas of physical city-building, natural systems, and community needs. 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.

 

This two-day program focuses on developing a broader understanding of how planners' or designers' skills contribute to more resilient, equitable cities and futures.

Day One: THE BIG PICTURE, Understanding Key Concepts

Day Two: CASE STUDIES, Realizing the Ideas

 

Course - Who Should Attend - Resilient City

Who Should Attend

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

Course - Learning Objectives - Resilient City

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how planners' or designers' skills contribute to more resilient, equitable cities and futures.
  • Realize key concepts of city building that respond to all scales.
  • Explore urban design case studies that demonstrate how interdisciplinary approaches including physical city-building, natural systems, and community needs are becoming critical to city-building.
  • Identify unaddressed and hidden issues that are challenging future city resilience.
  • Reflect on environmental challenges, evolving cultural identities, and complex community perspectives.
Brie Hensold
Principal and Co-Founder
Agency Landscape + Planning
Kevin Storm
Associate Director of Urban Design, DC Office of Planning

Speakers

Participants will hear from speakers including:

  • Jeff Risom, Chief Innovation Officer, Gehl
  • Pippa Brashear, Planning Principal, SCAPE
  • Stephen Gray, Founder, Grayscale Collaborative
  • Kevin Bush, Chief Resilience Officer, Washington, DC
  • Gina Ford, Founder, Agency Landscape + Planning
  • Chelina Odbert, Founder, Kounkuey Design Initiative
  • Chris Kroner, Principal, MASS Design Group