Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Urban design takes stage Thursday

Thursday I'll be live-blogging from the UNC Charlotte urban design symposium a first for the School of Architecture's Master of Urban Design program. Lead-off speaker at 8 a.m. will be Mitchell Silver, Raleigh planning director and national president of the American Planning Association.

Then comes a panel of mostly local experts: Charlotte City Council member David Howard, who in private life is a vice president at the nonprofit housing group Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership;  Charlotte architect and planner Terry Shook of Shook Kelley (click here to read his recent remarks on Gastonia, New York and Jane Jacobs); Charlotte developer Clay Grubb; UNCC's Deborah Ryan, an assistant professor in the school of architecture, and Nathan Taft, director of acquisitions for the Jonathan Rose Companies.

The final keynote at 10:45 a.m. will be from Tom Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh.
Attendees must register through the Urban Land Institute chapter in Charlotte: