Growing IN Place 2018

Friday, 16 March 2018


11th Annual

Growing IN Place Symposium

Greening Urban Childhood by Design


March 16, 2018, 9:00-4:30

Nature Research Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Raleigh, NC, USA


Theme:  Greening Urban Childhood by Design

    •       Applying biophilic design to restore biodiversity to cities.
    •       Engaging children and families in urban ecosystems.
    •       Designing green/blue infrastructure. 
    •       Managing urban habitats to maximize play and learning opportunities. 
    •       Ensuring culturally equitable nature experiences.


Attendees: Public/private sector practitioners, landscape architects, architects, planners, parks and recreation professionals, teachers and environmental educators, citizen activists, and elected officials – and all professions that work to create urban environments in support of healthy human development. 

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Symposium Organizer

Robin Moore, Dipl.Arch, MCP, Hon. ASLA; Professor of Landscape Architecture, NC State University. Introduction: Nature, childhood, and urban design.


Speakers & Provisional Titles

Kofi Boone, MLA, ALSA; Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, NC State University. Design for bio-social diversity: Inclusive community processes and outcomes.

Nilda Cosco, PhD, ASLA; Research Associate Professor, Director of Programs, Natural Learning Initiative, NC State University. Nature: Children’s constant, reliable friend.

Kevin Coyle, JD; VP, Education and Training, National Wildlife Federation. Creating a conservation ethic for the Anthropocene Age: Turning on 74 million kids to nature!

Daniel Iacofano, PhD, FAICP, FASLA; CEO, MIG. Engaging communities in urban greening: Innovative planning, design, and management policies.

Sean Malone, MBA; President and CEO, Dix Park Conservancy & Kate Pearce, AICP, Senior Planner, Dorothea Dix Park, City of Raleigh. Creating a Big Urban Park: Strategies for long-term success.

Chris Moorman, PhD, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Resources, NC State University. Conserving, creating, and managing urban habitats in a changing climate.


Deadline to Register: Tuesday, March 6th


Registration Fee:

General Registration: $150
Student Registration: $40 


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We appreciate the support of our partners and sponsors:


Note: Back-to-back with the College of Design Urban Design Conference


Nature Research Center, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; Raleigh, NC, USA