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Architectural Education: Turning Design Culture Right Side Up

Description:  Participants will critique the studio culture, academic content, and teaching methodologies that prevail overtly, latently, or by default in schools of architecture, in light of contemporary trends and issues in architecture and urbanis... read more »

The Coming Demand: Building for Our Aging Population

Description:  This session will showcase essential techniques and strategies for enhancing the sustainability of the traditional urban form. Find out what population densities are needed to make transit viable, how to treat stormwater on-site across ... read more »

Making and Marketing Mixed Income Neighborhoods

Description:  Over the past several years, the federal HOPE VI program has been the principle source of funding for the development of mixed-income neighborhoods. But with Hope VI facing reductions and possible elimination, developers, planners, and ... read more »

Working with the Modernist Legacy

Description:  In both Europe and North America, cities are reworking modernist buildings and spaces, sometimes to re-establish traditional urban space, sometimes to create new forms. Panelists will explore the promise of modifying and humanizing mode... read more »

Techniques for Sustainable Urbanism

Description:  This session will showcase essential techniques and strategies for enhancing the sustainability of the traditional urban form. Find out what population densities are needed to make transit viable, how to treat stormwater on-site across ... read more »

The Sustainable City

Description:  The last ten years have produced a burst of visionary principles and standards designed to reform patterns of human settlement—Ahwahnee, Hanover, Aalborg Charter, CNU Charter, Smart Growth, LEED, and theTransect. As a result, today th... read more »

Shared Space-Reconciling People, Places and Traffic

Description:  For several generations, the spaces between buildings have been dominated by the requirements of traffic engineering, with its language of signs, traffic signals, bollards, barriers, curbs, and road markings. As a result there has been ... read more »

Tradition and Preservation

Description:  Modern historic preservation is a product of modernism and looks on traditional buildings as relics of the past. It often prohibits both contemporary traditional design and contextual building. Yet, in the 21st century, traditional arch... read more »

Razing Freeways, Raising Values

Description:  Cities across North America are removing freeways to ignite reinvestment. Recognizing the destruction of neighborhoods and land values caused by urban freeways, communities are choosing alternatives that restore torn fabric through rich... read more »