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SG-W:/ 8-10 Feb Conference

"Regional, Environmental, Social and Architectural Justice"
February 8 - 10, 2001

Following the conferences at Seaside Institute, Harvard University,
and UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan is hosting the next meeting in
this provocative series. The event is free and open to all students,
faculty and the public.

The symposium topics have been carefully selected to focus on some of the
biggest challenges and opportunities facing American urbanism in general
and New Urbanism in particular: regionalism, environmentalism, social
equity, and architectural design. These issues, perhaps more than any
others, have generated controversy both inside and outside the New Urbanism
movement and continue to bedevil contemporary practice.

Regional planning, growth management, revenue/tax base sharing and racial
/economic segregation divide our metropolitan areas. Environmental and
ecological problems are threatening both the city and the countryside, as
brownfield projects languish in the urban core and greenfield development
gobbles up rural land. Social and economic inequitiy, particularly within
inner cities, continues to vex our society and is one of the most
intractable problems. And architecture as both a discipline and profession
is struggling with questions of design language as modernism is
increasingly challenged by more traditional sensibilities. Can, for
instance, more traditional architectural and urban typologies of New
Urbanism be designed in modernist architectural language?


Thursday, February 8
7 pm  PANEL DISCUSSION (Rackham Auditorium)
Opening Remarks and Moderator:  Douglas Kelbaugh
Panelists:  Peter Calthorpe,, Alex Krieger, Stefanos Polyzoides, Michael

Friday, February 9 (Art and Architecture Bldg.)
morning  9am - 12:30	ENVIRONMENTALISM
Moderator:  Scott Campbell
Panelists: William Morrish, Anne Spirn,  Jacky Grimshaw
Case Studies:  Stefanos Polyzoides, Michael Sorkin
Respondents: George Thrush, Stephanie Bothwell

afternoon  2 - 5:30 pm	REGIONALISM
Moderator:  Robert Fishman
Panelists:  Jonathan Barnett, Anne Vernez-Moudon, Robert Yaro
Case Studies:  Peter Calthorpe, Mario Gandelsonas
Respondents: Ken Greenberg, Albert Pope

Saturday, February 10 (Rackham Amphitheater)
morning  9am -12:30	SOCIAL EQUITY
Moderator:  David Scobey
Panelists: Alan Plattus, Camilo Vergara, June Thomas
Case Studies: Mike Pyatok,  John Torti
Respondents: Tony Schuman, Ann Forsyth

afternoon  2 - 5:30 pm	ARCHITECTURE
Moderator:  Harrison Fraker
Panelists:  George Baird, Andres Duany, Ellen Dunham-Jones
Case Studies: James Cheng, Dan Solomon
Respondents:  Reed Kroloff, Robert Levit

Conference Commentary:  Robert Campbell

Sunday, February 11
OPTIONAL TOUR: Cranbrook and Detroit

hope you can make it,

Douglas S. Kelbaugh, Dean
Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning
University of Michigan
2000 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069
vox: 734.764.1315
fax: 734.763.2322
e-mail: kelbaugh@umich.edu

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