Master Planning: The Resilient City
Dates: Tuesday, June 25 - Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Register Now
Location: Harvard University Campus
CEUs:14 AIA/CES (HSW) | 14 AICP/CM | 14 LA/CES (HSW)
Today, cities across the world are shaped by new forms of urbanism, a growing awareness of environmental challenges, and evolving cultural identities. The focus of this two-day program is on developing a broader understanding of how the master planner or designer’s skills contribute to more resilient cities and futures. Panel discussions, field work, and interactive activities will explore environmental, economic, and social issues.
Amidst increasing diversity and several years of strong economic and population growth, planners are discovering that cities are rich labs for exploring innovations in areas including: regional and local food systems; arts, culture, and place-making; spatial planning and urban design; ecological systems, equity, and social justice; and technology. The program will draw from interdisciplinary expert perspectives and active learning to explore these topics (and others), and to encourage participants to expand their understanding of how to design resilient and adaptable cities in the face of a changing climate, social equity challenges and a need for increasing competitiveness and innovation.
Participants will use the City of Boston as a laboratory and case study throughout the course, learning from local and international experts, touring key sites, and working together to synthesize case studies and their own observations. A series of presentations and discussions will lay the foundation for the course and introduce the breadth of environmental, economic, and social issues that must be addressed at all scales. The panelists will include planners, public officials, urban designers, artists, technologists, economists, ecologists, and developers. Learn More.
Brie Hensold | Principal & Co-Founder, Agency Landscape + Planning
Phlip Barash | Cultural District Fellow, The Boston Foundation
Alice Brown | Director of Planning, Boston Harbor Now
Gina Ford, PLA, FASLA | Principal and Co-Founder, Agency Landscape + Planning
Steven Handel | Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Kevin Storm, AIA, AICP, LEED AP | Associate Director of Urban Design, DC Office of Planning
Caitlin Taylor, RA | Design Director, MASS Design
Siqi Zhu | Product Design, Envelope