Growing IN Place Symposium 2014
Neighborhoods for Life
Families with children not wanting to move to low-density suburbs need urban neighborhoods and an urban public realm designed to support culturally diverse, socially stimulating, healthy lifestyles.
Growing IN Place addressed a regional audience (NC and adjacent states) of multiprofessional, interdisciplinary, public/private sector, professional landscape architects, architects, and planners (receiving CEUs); parks and recreation professionals; nonformal educators, and elected officials.
Growing IN Place offers an annual focus on urban community/neighborhood design for health, sustainability, and wellbeing of children and families in the 21st century.
Molly Simpson, B.A., Urban Land Institute (ULI), Terwilliger Center for Housing, development and implementation of educational and research programs on housing policy and practice. Family-friendly, moderate density housing. Responding to the market.
Lucy Bradley, PhD. Department of Horticultural Sciences; Extension Specialist, NC State University; Director Urban Horticulture Program – consumer horticulture, community gardening, therapeutic horticulture, and Master Gardener Volunteer program. Gardening for fun: Engaging children, youth, and families year-round.* (lecture video not given for online use)
Noreen McDonald, PhD. Department of City and Regional Planning, UNC. An expert on active transportation between home and school. School location and non-motorized, independent mobility. Is there a way out of this conundrum?
Lois Brink, MLA. Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Colorado, Denver; Director, Learning Through Landscapes; community design of urban school grounds; post-renovation health impacts. School-ground renovation as a multi-benefit school/community enterprise – an international movement.
Mary Eysenbach, MS. Director of Conservatories, Chicago Park District; Founding Board Member, City Parks Alliance; Director, City Parks Forum, American Planning Association. City parks and families with children.
Robin Moore, Dipl.Arch, MCP. Department of Landscape Architecture, NC State University; Director, Natural Learning Initiative. Nature play and learning spaces –National design and management guidelines.
Allen Cooper, MPP, JD. Director, State and Local Education Advocacy, National Wildlife Federation. Risk management of nature play and learning spaces.