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The Fourth Annual Urban Planning Conference
April 1, 2016 - April 2, 2016
Planning across Generations: Deconstructing the Past, Shaping the Future
Registration is now open for the 2016 Urban Planning Conference at Savannah State University The conference titled “Planning across Generations: Deconstructing the Past, Shaping the Future” will take place on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. in the new Student Union at Savannah State University campus and on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – noon at the Kennedy Pharmacy in downtown Savannah.
The conference will explore the nexus of past and future facing today’s planners and policymakers from an interdisciplinary perspective and learn how planners can avoid repeating past mistakes that have led to unjust, unsustainable, and unhealthy cities present today. On the first day, we will have a series of presentation sessions. The keynote speaker is Kevin J. Krizek, Ph.D., professor and director of the Environmental Design Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Krizek actively publishes in the areas of travel behavior, neighborhood accessibility, health and planning, and sustainable development. Also featured is Anh Nguyen, a data dissemination specialist of the U.S. Census Bureau, who will share the updates to databases and mapping tools. One of the DURP family members, Kristin Murray, a PhD candidate, will present her research titled “Revitalization through Sport Olympic Legacies and Their Impacts on Host Cities”.
On the second day of the conference, we will have two-hour mobile workshop highlights the past, present and future of Savannah’s downtown and will wind its way through the historic landmark district and then on to revitalization projects on Broughton Street, Bay Street and the waterfront. Learn how planners, urban designers and developers are working to balance preservation and transformation.
All sessions are open to the public. All participants must register and pay the conference fees of $50.00 (regular participants) or $75.00 (AICP participants who are seeking CM credits). All proceeds go to benefit students of the Urban Studies and Planning program at Savannah State University. For a full conference schedule, list of presenters and online registration, please visit the website.
Please do not hesitate to email Dr. Deden Rukmana or call (912) 358-3218 if you have further questions.