Master Planning: Moving Toward a Sustainable City

Participants in this two-day program will develop a broader understanding of how the master planner’s skills and contributions fit within the overarching sustainability goal to achieve “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Presentations, as well as panels and discussions among the presenters and students will consider the matrix of environmental, economic, and social issues that must be addressed as well as the varying scales at which each issue can be addressed.

Case study presentations and panels of guest speakers will discuss regional and city and project specific issues in settings ranging from new cities in emerging and urbanizing countries to mixed-use urban infill of American cities.  Discussions will provide the perspective of planners, designers, economists, regulators, and developers as they work together to implement strategies to achieve sustainable urbanism. Particular attention will be given to improving the quality of urban life as an inducement to higher-density living.

Planners, urban designers, architects, landscape architects, developers, land owners, and public officials will benefit from this program.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Monday, July 22, 2013

  • Where: 

    Graduate School of Design Harvard University Executive Education
    48 Quincy Street
    Cambridge, MA

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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