32nd Conference in Carmel Plenary and Panel Sessions

  • The Crisis of the Modern City
    Role of city planning & architecture to reverse the failure of the modern city to serve its residents
  • Strengthening Community through Urban Design
    Reweaving the physical and social fabric. Creating places for community.
  • Teaching Models for the Livable City
    Architecture & planning curricula for livable cities.
  • The Wise City for Youth & the Elderly
    Features of planning & architecture that affect the lives of young people & the elderly. Appropriate principles for architecture, land use planning, transportation planning and urban design.
  • Models & Visions for the Design of Cities
    Consequences of past models and visions for the city of tomorrow.
  • Reshaping Suburbia
    Introducing mixed use fabric. Redesigning shopping malls. Innovative zoning for urban villages.
  • Urban Restoration: Social & Physical Aspects
    Restoring the built environment and social networks. Social landmarks.
  • City & Region in the Future
    Ecological Development. Problems of jurisdiction. Defining the urban boundary.
  • Community Participation in Design
    Increasing civic engagement & social capital.
  • Rediscovery of Public Space
    New & restored squares. Design principles.
  • Enlivening the City
    Community festivals. Policies for street entertainers. Farmers' markets.
  • Integrated Transportation Planning
    Connecting bicycle and pedestrian networks. Light rail and transit greenways. Traffic calming & livable streets. Park & ride, Bike & Bus. Eco-tickets, family tickets, bus-tram-train tickets.
  • The City of Short Distances
    Cellular structure of compact mixed use neighborhoods.
  • New Urbanism: Challenges & Limitations
    Criteria for successful development.
  • The Virtual City & the Real City
    Implications for the design of cities.
  • Learning from the Best Examples