Growing IN Place Symposium
Greening Urban Childhood by Design
- Applying biophilic design to restore biodiversity to cities
- Engaging children and families in urban ecosystems
- Designing green/blue infrastructure
- Managing urban habitats to maximize play and learning opportunities.
- Ensuring culturally equitable nature experiences.
Attendees: Public/private sector practitioners, landscape architects, architects, planners, parks and recreation professionals, teachers and environmental educators, citizen activists, and elected officials – and all professions that work to create urban environments in support of healthy human development.
Robin Moore, Dipl.Arch, MCP, Hon. ASLA; Professor of Landscape Architecture, NC State University. Introduction: Nature, childhood, and urban design.
Speakers & Provisional Titles
Kofi Boone, MLA, ALSA; Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, NC State University. Design for bio-social diversity: Inclusive community processes and outcomes.
Nilda Cosco, PhD, ASLA; Research Associate Professor, Director of Programs, Natural Learning Initiative, NC State University. Nature: Children’s constant, reliable friend.
Kevin Coyle, JD; VP, Education and Training, National Wildlife Federation. Creating a conservation ethic for the Anthropocene Age: Turning on 74 million kids to nature!
Daniel Iacofano, PhD, FAICP, FASLA; CEO, MIG. Engaging communities in urban greening: Innovative planning, design, and management policies.
Sean Malone, MBA; President and CEO, Dix Park Conservancy & Kate Pearce, AICP, Senior Planner, Dorothea Dix Park, City of Raleigh. Creating a Big Urban Park: Strategies for long-term success.
Chris Moorman, PhD, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Resources, NC State University.Conserving, creating, and managing urban habitats in a changing climate.
Deadline to Register: Tuesday, March 6th
General Registration: $150
Student Registration: $40