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2017 Built Environment Symposium

​Science informs us that our perceptual engagement with the environment, including the built environment, is enacted at the most basic level as a multisensory “whole-organism experience.” This symposium, hosted by the Driehaus Foundation, will explore the inevitable shift of perspective from the “object” of design to the “experience” of those inhabiting the built forms, and consider the implications for the practice of architecture. It will be hosted at The University Club of Chicago. Registration opens August 17. Learn more... Read more

Smart Growth in the Midwest: An Overview of Policies and Practice

Is “Smart Growth” a relevant term in the Midwest? How has the concept influenced planning and development in the America’s heartland, and how do current practices compare to notions of smart growth as established by the American Planning Association and the experience of planners in other parts of the country? This webinar will explore these questions through the lens of consultant planners working in rural and urban communities across Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In this Smart Growth Network webinar, Jason... Read more

3 Winning Designs for Unplanned Cities Focus on the People Who Live in Them

​As more of the world’s population moves into refugee camps and slums due to war, climate change, rural-to-urban migration and ad hoc urban planning, discussions about housing are increasingly shifting toward how to meet these makeshift neighborhoods where they’re at. Read more... Read more

First Mile-Last Mile, Intermodalism, and Making Public Transit More Attractive

In world of transportation planning, people seem to be infatuated with discussions of first mile-last mile public transportation connections and intermodalism. Given all the attention, one would think that the traveling public is anxiously awaiting their next opportunity to transfer vehicles to complete their trip. Nothing can be further from the truth. People almost always want to get door to door in the fastest, simplest, and most reliable fashion. Read more... Read more

Land Use Planning and Zoning for Public Health: Exploring Legal Issues

This session will expand upon the legal basis of planning to promote and protect public health through land use and zoning. Speakers will address the historic connection between zoning, public health, and environmental justice, as well as the legal and ethical challenges to zoning for health. Representatives from both national and local agencies will offer their perspectives, followed by a robust Q & A session with the audience. Eligible for 1.5 AICP CM Law Credits. Register now... Read more

“Smart” Bench Gathers Data to Help Urban Planners meet Public’s Needs

Landscape designers, who design public spaces, now have the help of the smart bench. The bench collects data from individual’s ID associated with the Wi-Fi enabled device, so that if they visit the park again it will know that they are not a new visitor. This allows the designers to know when new or returning visitors are frequenting the park and therefore can appropriately schedule public park events. Read more... Read more
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