Growing In Place Symposium 2013

Date: 
Thursday, 21 February 2013

Growing In Place: Sixth Annual NLI Symposium on Intergenerational Urban Design for Children and Families

Location: Marbles Kids Museum
201 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
2013 Theme: Intergenerational Urban Design for Children and Families


The majority of people live in cities.  To encourage new families to embrace urban domestic life, and not move to low-density suburbs, cities need to be designed to support the healthy development of children and the adults that care for them.

Contact the Natural Learning Initiative with questions.
Call 919-515-8345 or send an email.
New policies are needed to support the healthy development of children, to motivate their independent mobility outdoors where they can engage with the natural world.

A new intergenerational paradigm of urban landscape planning, design, and cultural animation is needed that includes neighborhood networks of attractive, traffic-protected pedestrian and bicycle routes connecting meaningful destinations; such as schools, playgrounds, community gardens, parks and open space, cultural institutions, stores, and social services

Review the 2013 Growing IN Place Prospectus here.

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The 6th annual Growing in Place Symposium will be on February 21st, 2013 in conjunction with the College of Design Annual Urban Design Forum (February 22, 2013) in downtown Raleigh.

Learn from leading experts

Growing IN Place will inlcude presentations on urban pathway design, the significance of urban green infrastructure , European innovations, urban wildlands, urban food systems, and other pertinent topics. Join this annual focus on urban neighborhoods and their sustainable design for health and wellbeing of children and families in the 21st century.

Click here to see the Symposium Agenda

Presentations

Creating Lively Community Streets

Vikas Mehta, PhD, School of Architecture & Community Design, University of South Florida, author of The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space.


Active Transportation for All

Lauren Blackburn, AICP, MURP, Bike/Ped Division Director, NC Department of Transportation


Implementing Safe Routes to and from School in North Carolina

Ed Johnson, RLA, ASLA, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, NC DOT, Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation


Bringing Nature to City Kids: Update on the Children and Nature Movement

Kathy Bull, Director of Marketing and Development, Children & Nature Network


Creating Playful, Family-friendly Urban Green Infrastructure Programs and Policies

Liz O’Brien, BSc, PhD, Deputy Head of Social and Economic Research Group, Centre for Human and Ecological Science, Great Britain Forestry Commission 


 It’s Not Just About Food: The Multiple Roles of Urban Community Gardens

Laura Lawson, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, co-author of Greening Cities Growing Communities. 


Engaging Children and Youth in Neighborhood Change

Pamela Wridt, PhD, Co-Director, Children's Environments Research Group, The Center for Human Environments, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York


All video presented on Vimeo via NC State University College of Design


Growing In Place Registration Fees:
Full Registration - $110
Student Registration - $40

Urban Design Forum Registration Fees:
Full Registration - $150
Student Registration - $40

Registration for this event is closed

Confirmed Speakers


(in order of appearance)

Robin Moore, Dipl.Arch, MCP, Hon.ASLA, Director, Natural Learning Initiative Director; Professor of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, NC State University.

Gene Bressler, FASALA, Professor and Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, NC State University.

Ed Johnson, RLA, ASLA, Safe Routes to School Coordinator,
 NC DOT, Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation and President, North Carolina Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects.

Grant Meacci, ASLA, Division Manager, Urban Design Center, Raleigh Department of City Planning, Raleigh, NC.

Mitchell Silver, AICP, PP, Chief Planning and Development Officer and Director, Department of City Planning, City of Raleigh. President (2011-2013), the American Planning Association (APA).

Vikas Mehta, PhD, School of Architecture & Community Design, University of South Florida, author of the forthcoming The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space.

Lauren Blackburn, AICP, MURP, Bike/Ped Division Director, NC Department of Transportation.

Ed Johnson, RLA, ASLA, Safe Routes to School Coordinator,
 NC DOT, Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation and President, North Carolina Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects.

Kathy Bull, Director of Marketing and Development, Children & Nature Network

Liz O'Brien, BSc, PhD, Deputy Head of Social and Economic Research Group, Centre for Human and Ecological Science, Great Britain Forestry Commission.


Laura Lawson
, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, co-author of Greening Cities Growing Communities.

Pamela Wridt, PhD, Co-Director, Children's Environments Research Group, The Center for Human Environments, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Robin Moore, Dipl.Arch, MCP, Hon.ASLA, Director, Natural Learning Initiative Director; Professor of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, NC State University.


The symposium will focus on urban landscape planning and design policies needed to facilitate independent mobility of children. We will discuss strategies for managing pedestrian and bicycle routes and the quality of the places of everyday life they connect—especially parks, but also museums, libraries, stores, social services, so that families are motivated to be outdoors engaged with the natural environment.

See information about previous Growing In Place Symposiums


We appreciate the ongoing support of our Sponsors

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