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Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning From the Dean


The Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan presents

Sustainability & Social Justice: Conflicting Urgencies

Friday, October 19th

Conflicting Urgencies

Friday, October 19, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Rackham Amphitheater, 4th Floor

Economic inequity and poverty are a daily reality for billions of people worldwide. Climate change and other impending crises threaten ecosystems and population centers across the planet. Each of these crises demands immediate attention, but they are often in conflict. Which takes precedence? How can we address them both?

Join urban and regional planning faculty and students – along with distinguished academics and practitioners from around the country – for a one-day symposium featuring a series of round-table discussions and critical thinking. These sessions will allow us to debate and discuss – Is sustainability socially just? Is social justice sustainable? Can we advance both, in both theory and reality?

Friday, October 19th:

9–10:30 AM Sustainability: What makes it urgent?
  • Moderator: Jonathan Levine - Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
  • Panelists:
    Adhir Kackar - Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Majora Carter - Peabody Award-Winning Radio Broadcaster, Eco-Entrepreneur, and Environmental Advocate
    Doug Kelbaugh - Professor of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
    John Randolph - Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Tech
10:30–11 AM Break
11–12:30 AM Social justice: What makes it urgent?
  • Moderator: Joe Grengs - Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
  • Panelists:
    Tom Angotti - Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College
    Khalil Ligon - Project Manager, Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP), Detroit
    Shelley Poticha - Director for Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    June Thomas - Centennial Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
12:30–1:30 PM Lunch (provided)
1:30–3 PM Is social justice sustainable? Is sustainability socially just?
  • Moderator: Scott Campbell - Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
  • Panelists:
    Larissa Larsen - Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
    Hunter Morrison - Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium
    Richard Norton - Chair of Urban and Regional Planning, Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
    Emily Talen - Professor, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, Arizona State University
3–3:30 PM Break
3:30–5 PM If we can make it work in theory, will it work in practice?
  • Moderator: June Thomas - Centennial Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
  • Panelists:
    Bill Anderson - Principal, AECOM and President-Elect of the American Planning Association (APA)
    Margaret Dewar - Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
    Harley Etienne - Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
    Clara Irazabal - Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University


Join us for a day of great discussion and debate!

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