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Resilient Community Planning in the Global Context


Location: Gould Court

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 @ 5:00 PM

Come enjoy Indian appetizers and hear about how “resilient community planning” is being practiced elsewhere in the world. Manish Chalana led students on a month-long Exploration Seminar last summer to investigate rural development and planning in the remote mountain communities of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve area in the upper Himalayas. He will discuss the work that the group conducted in 2008, and plans for the 2009 program. Dan Abramson will present his work in community planning in China, and its applicability to a new UW initiative to undertake sustainable earthquake recovery planning in Sichuan. He will share his experiences from a trip he made to the earthquake zone in mid-December, and outline a program including an exchange between Puget Sound-area professionals and Chinese counterparts to take place in early May, followed by a summer studio project in China. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with Diane Sugimura (Director, Department of Planning and Development, City of Seattle), Dan Carlson (Lecturer, Evans School of Public Affairs), Jessica Miller (Graduate Student in Architecture), and Katie Lichtenstein (Graduate Student in Urban Planning), moderated by John Owen (MAKERS Architecture + Urban Design). Sponsored by the Department of Urban Design and Planning Professionals Council and the Department of Urban Design & Planning.