Innovating Urban Districts: place making in the “Creative Capital”

Places do not grow organically. Every place is socially, economically, and structurally produced and designed by people, and not without equal parts conflict, creativity, and community collaboration.

We welcome you to attend a panel discussion between planners, designers, and scholars from across the US about innovative place-making practices and paradigms.

Bob Azar, Associate Professor of Practice, Brown University Urban Studies Program, and Director of Current Planning, Department of Planning and Development, Providence, RI

Megan Canning, Deputy Director, Design Trust for Public Space, New York, NY

Gordon Douglas, Rebuild by Design Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Pubic Knowledge, New York University, NY

Alex Feldman, Vice President, U3 Advisors, Philadelphia, PA

Blaine Merker, Associate and Head of Team, Gehl Studio, San Francisco, CA

Thomas Pacello, Director, City of Memphis – Innovation Delivery Team, Memphis, TN

Thursday February 26, 6-8pm (including an audience Q & A)

Brown University, BERT 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street.

This event is funded by a Brown/RISD Institutional Collaboration Grant and hosted by Alexis Canter Landes (RISD Department of Landscape Architecture) and Stefano Bloch (Brown Urban Studies Program and the Cogut Center for the Humanities).

Co-Sponsors: RISD Landscape Architecture, Brown Urban Studies Program, Brown Cogut Center for the Humanities.

Contact: Urban Studies Program, 401.863.2090

Architecture, BRICIC, cities, innovation in cities, Landscape Architecture, place-making, Urban Design, urban planning

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