Growing In Place Symposium 2014

Date: 
Thursday, 6 March 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 the need for planning and design policies that support these needs, especially for children. Young people need networks of attractive, walkable/bikable routes connecting homes to schools, parks, community gardens, and cultural institutions – where they can engage with nature.
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Growing In Place Registration OpenNeighborhoods 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 the need for planning and design policies that support these needs, especially for children. Young people need networks of attractive, walkable/bikable routes connecting homes to schools, parks, community gardens, and cultural institutions – where they can engage with nature.

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.

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Location:
Marbles Kids Museum
201 East Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

View Growing In Place 2014 Program Outline here.

Symposium Agenda

Density in Place: Design Works
NCSU College of Design, Urban Design Conference will take place March 7, 2014 at the Marriott City Center in Raleigh.
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Speakers

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Urban Neighborhoods/Housing

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.

 

Food

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.

Schools

Noreen McDonald, PhD. Department of City and regional Planning, UNC. 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.

Schoolground renovation as a multibenefit school/community enterprise – an international movement.

 

Parks

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.

 

Nature

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. CONFIRMED

Risk management of nature play and learning spaces.

 

 

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Location: 

Marbles Kids Museum
201 East Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

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