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Urban and Regional Planning presents, "Sustainability & Social Justice: Conflicting Urgencies", Friday, October 19th

Symposium Details:

Friday, October 19, 2012, from 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?

Tentative Panel Sessions - Friday, October 19th:

9:00-10:30 – Panel Discussion: 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 - United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
  • Larissa Larsen - Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Natural Resources, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
  • 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

10:30-11:00 – Break

11:00-12:30 – Panel Discussion: 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, 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 – Lunch provided

1:30-3:00 – Panel Discussion: Is sustainability socially just? Is social justice sustainable?
Moderator: Scott Campbell - Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan

Panelists:

  • Majora Carter - Peabody Award-Winning Radio Broadcaster, Eco-Entrepreneur, and Environmental Advocate
  • Hunter Morrison - 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

3:00-3:30 – Break

3:30-5:00 – Panel Discussion: If it works in theory, does it work in practice? If it works in practice, does it work in theory?
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

More details to come soon...

Sep 27, 2012


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