The Impact of Culture on Design: Session I of III
Thursday, February 9, 2017
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. CST
Falls Church, VA, United States
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Each urban environment is unique. Seminal elements include land use, climate, geography, topography, demographics, cost of living, transportation modalities, history and culture. What else makes cities unique? How do architecture and design, life styles, neighborhoods, ethnicity, race and age of people, and building stock contribute to what gives a city its particular character? How do cities evolve and become what they are today, and where are they headed? How did disruption and innovation, history and migration influence the way cities and their communities are formed and thrive or change or wither? How does a city's past make its future come alive? What role does imagination play?
In this three-part seminar, NAIOP Northern Virginia will explore the contribution of design to the evolution of urban environments, and the impact it has on culture and community. Topics to be discussed include:
- Why design matters
- Educating and engaging the public so that they become advocates for design
- "Smart Growth" development
In Session I, our speakers will explore the contribution of history and culture to design from a national perspective with a focus on Chicago, the birthplace of modern architecture, and Oregon, a leader in "Smart Growth" development and regional land use and transportation planning.
Michelle Melvern, firstname.lastname@example.org