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Urban Complexities: Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Erasure

Event Date(s): 
March 31, 2017 - 10:00 AM
UNC Charlotte Center City

The City.Building.Lab in the School of Architecture joins with the UNC Greensboro Department of Interior Architecture and Center for Community-Engaged Design to present a symposium that explores the complex issues of affordable housing and neighborhood erasure.

Held in conjunction with the UNCG Novem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design, the public symposium on Friday, March 31, follows a full day of student workshops in local communities in Greensboro and Charlotte. Reports from their experiences and panel discussions will address issues of housing access, neighborhood history, and urban development using community-engaged design methods that value local knowledge of place and history equally with professional expertise.

Panelists include John Howard from the Charlotte Historic District Commission, Ely Portillo from The Charlotte Observer, Dionne Nelson of Laurel Street Residential, Nadia Anderson of the UNC Charlotte City.Building.Lab, Travis Hicks of the UNCG Center for Community-Engaged Design, Jose Hernandez Paris of the Latin American Coalition, and Liz Clasen-Kelly, Executive Director of the Men's Shelter of Charlotte.

This event is free, but registration is required. Please click here to register.


10:00-10:30 am       Coffee and check-in
10:30 am-12:00 pm  Panel 1: Current Housing Challenges Facing our Cities
12:00-2:00 pm         Poster session: students present work from Community-engaged workshops
12:00-2:00 pm         Lunch on your own
2:00-3:30 pm          Students and faculty project presentations
3:30-5:00 pm          Panel 2: Community-Engaged Design Solutions to Housing Challenges
5:00-5:30 pm          Closing Remarks
5:30-7:00 pm          Reception

 Please click here to register.