The Citizens Behind The City: Communities Designed For Enduring Wellbeing
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
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Creating contemporary urban communities involves juggling regulations, politics, and, at times, conflicting creative directions. The community is not simply looking for livability, but also resilience. The challenge for design professionals is creating neighborhoods and buildings that endure through hardship and rebound rapidly so they flourish in any economic, environmental, or political change. Today’s regulatory environment strong-arms the design process, often disregarding the end user’s experience entirely. This interactive workshop addresses this critical issue, placing citizens at the center of the design process, where they belong. The session explores how leaders can leverage human-centered design tools to better anticipate residents’, employees’, and visitors’ wants and needs to create urban environments that don’t just survive, but thrive in any circumstance.
Bobby Boone, AICP
Katie Spencer, KSpencer@aiadc.com