Program - Tuesday, October 3rd

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La Fonda Hotel: Ballroom 

9.00 – 9.30 Welcome
    Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard
    Sven von Ungern-Sternberg
    George Ferguson
9.30 – 10.30 THE VALUE OF PUBLIC PLACES *
    The Role of Public Places in Making Cities Livable
    Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Portland, OR
    Public Places and Public Health
    Richard J. Jackson, Los Angeles, CA
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break and Book Signing
11.00 – 12.00 HOW DID FREIBURG, GERMANY, AND BRISTOL, UK SUCCEED? *
    Planning for Mobility in Freiburg, Germany
    Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Freiburg, Germany
    The Language of Change
    George Ferguson, Bristol, UK  
12.00 – 1.00 DESIGN AND RESEARCH: COMBINING LEFT AND RIGHT BRAINS *
    Design Matters
    Ferdinand S. Johns, Oak Harbor, WA
    Public Places in the New Urban Agenda: Research Into Action
    Michael Mehaffy, Portland, OR

La Fonda Hotel: La Terrazza

1.00 – 2.30 Conference Luncheon

La Fonda Hotel: Ballroom 

2.30 – 4.00 PUBLIC PLACES FOR SUSTAINABLE HEALTH *
  Moderator: Richard J. Jackson
    Interactions Between Public Health and Toronto’s Urban Fabric
    Leila M. Farah, Toronto, Canada
    Florian Mayer, Toronto, Canada
    Healthy Communities, Healthy Economies
    Leah Kemp, Starkville, MS
    Health and Urban Policies: Multiple Threads to Interconnect City and Health
    Marco Akerman, São Paulo, Brazil
4.00 – 4.15 Discussion:
  What are the most important strategies a city should prioritize to improve health? What is being overlooked?
4.15 – 4.45 Coffee Break
4.45 – 5.45 DISTRICT PLANNING FOR COMMUNITY AND LIVABILITY *
  Moderator: Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard
    Integrating High Technology Knowledge Work Environments into Communities through Purposeful Design
    David Woltering, San Bruno, CA
    Save Britain’s Heritage and the Spittalfields Trust – Smithfield Market/Kings College Strand/Spitalfields
    John Burrell, London, United Kingdom
5.45 – 6.00 Discussion:
  How can fine-grained, mixed-use urban fabric be maintained under pressure from mega-corporate development agendas?

La Fonda Hotel: New Mexico Room

2.30 – 4.00 RECLAIMING NEGLECTED NEIGHBORHOODS (a) *
  Moderator: John Burrell
    Brownfields to Greenfields – Linking Environment and Health
    Juliana Maantay, New York, NY
    Supporting Shared Spaces and Shared Places
    Nicole M. Cromwell, Billings, MT
    Denton Community Market
    Sara Bagheri, Denton, TX
4.00 – 4.15 Discussion:
  First Steps for Reclaiming Neglected Neighborhoods?
4.15 – 4.45 Coffee Break
4.45 – 5.45 RECLAIMING NEGLECTED NEIGHBORHOODS (b)
  Moderator: Ettore Maria Mazzola
    The Project of New Social Condensers for Metropolitan Areas
    Lucina Caravaggi, Rome, Italy
    Cristina Imbroglini, Rome, Italy
    Revitalizing the Ramshackle: INDentrification via Placemaking
    Matt Ashby, Cheyenne, WY
    Scott Wilson, Cheyenne, WY
5.45 – 6.00  Discussion:
  What are the most powerful catalysts for social life and revitalization?

La Fonda Hotel: Stiha Room

2.30 – 3.30 ENHANCING CONNECTIONS: RAILS TO TRAILS *
  Moderator: Rick Phillips
    Chicago Little Village Paseo
    Thomas L. Coleman, Chicago, IL
    From Rails-to-Trails as a Social Infrastructure: A Vision for the DL&W Greenway, Buffalo, NY
    Hiro Hata, Buffalo, NY
4.00 – 4.15 Discussion:
  Can the trails connect activity centers, or are they simply exercise platforms?
4.15 – 4.45 Coffee Break
4.45 – 5.45 REVITALIZING GREENWAYS AND STREETS
  Moderator: Rick Phillips
    The Detroit Conrail Greenway
    Anirban Adhya, Southfield, MI
    Contextual Street Revitalization in a Changing Environment
    Lian Farhi, Brooklyn, NY
5.45 – 6.00 Discussion:
  How can streets and greenways be redesigned to be more human- and nature-friendly?

La Fonda Hotel: Santa Fe

2.30 – 4.00 PLANNING FOR HEALTH EQUITY AND ECONOMIC EQUITY *
  Moderator: Michael Mehaffy
    Children’s Mobility and Playability: Planning with Children Equitable Spaces
    Norma Pena, San Juan, PR
    Enery López-Navarrete, San Juan, PR
    Creating Health and Community in Australia’s Most High-density Brownfield Development
    Ben Harris-Roxas, Sydney, Australia
    Public Transit and Equity: Examining the Link between Physical and Economic Mobility
    Ann Carpenter, Atlanta, GA
4.00 – 4.15 Discussion:
  Should we prioritize children and the disadvantaged in planning the public realm?
4.15 – 4.45 Coffee Break
4.45 – 5.15 PLACES THAT STIMULATE CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION
  Moderator: Michael Mehaffy
    Inspiring People: Employing Creative Catalysts for More Livable Cities
    Nancy Rivenburgh, Seattle, WA
5.15 – 5.45 Discussion:
  Do some urban environments stifle creativity? And why is that bad?
   
* = AICP CM credits available