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Urban Complexities: Equity, Economic Mobility and the Built Environment

March 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM
UNC Charlotte Center City

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The Master of Urban Design program presents the second annual Urban Complexities symposium, organized by UNC Charlotte City Building Lab Director Nadia Anderson, associate professor of architecture and urban design. The topic this year is "Equity, Economic Mobility and the Built Environment." Majora Carter, an urban revitalization strategist from The Bronx, NY, will deliver the keynote address. Founder of the non-profit environmental justice solutions corporation, Sustainable South Bronx, Carter has won multiple awards for her work, including a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a 2010 Peabody Award, and a 2007 Martin Luther King Award for Humanitarian Service from New York University. Support for her participation is provided by the Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund.

Schedule

12:30 pm  Registration open

1:00 - 1:15 pm Introduction, Nadia M. Anderson, RA (UNC Charlotte SoA Associate Professor, City Building Lab Director)

1:15 - 2:00 pm Opening Presentation, Manoj Kesavan (BOOM Executive Director, Cultural Catalyst, UNC Charlotte SoA Adjunct Professor)

2:15 – 3:30 pm Break-Out Session 1

  • Beyond the Backyard: Accessory Dwelling Units and Neighborhood Stabilization
    Marc Manack, AIA (UNC Charlotte SoA Assistant Professor, SILO AR+D principal)                               
  • Smart Equity: Charlotte’s North End Smart District 
    Rachel Stark, PLA, MSLA (Principal Planner + Urban Designer, City of Charlotte); Erin Chantry, LEED AP ND, CNU-A (Principal Planner + Urban Designer, City of Charlotte); UNC Charlotte SoA students (Master of Urban Design)
  • Mapping (In)Equity in the Built Environment, Gallery Walk-Through, Projective Eye Gallery, 1st Floor
    Nadia M. Anderson, RA (see above); Ming-Chun Lee (UNC Charlotte SoA  Assistant Professor); Nate Brinn, Jess Yester, Rashi Sonsakia, Charlotte Lamb (Graduate Research Assistants, City Building Lab)                                                                                        

3:45 – 5:00 pm Break-Out Session 2

  • #shapeCLT: Creating Cities by Millennials, for Millennials
    Deb Ryan (UNC Charlotte SoA Associate Professor, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission Chair); UNC Charlotte SoA students (Bachelor of Architecture)
  • Small-scale Neighborhood Infill
    Zach Sunderland, AIA, NCGC (Principal, Haven Development + Design|Build, Durham, NC)
  • Mapping (In)Equity in the Built Environment, Gallery Walk-Through, Projective Eye Gallery, 1st Floor
    Nadia M. Anderson, RA (see above); Ming-Chun Lee (UNC Charlotte SoA Assistant Professor); Nate Brinn, Jess Yester, Rashi Sonsakia, Charlotte Lamb (Graduate Research Assistants, City Building Lab)

5:30 - 6:30 pm Keynote: Majora Carter (including Q&A), Home(town) Security
 
6:30 - 7:30 pm Closing Reception
 

Image: Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx, NY. Source: Rudy Bruner Award