Re:(Anything) - From Revitalization to Resilence
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
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The prefix “re-” holds two contradictory connotations. It can mean “again,” or multiple repetitions, or it can mean a withdrawal or reversal. This panel will provide a thought-provoking examination of the complexities contained within planning topics like revitalization, resiliency, and reinvestment, all of which are viewed by some as progress, others as regression, and still others as both. Through these divergent meanings we explore the incongruities in planning-related endeavors: the displacement that can occur through revitalization, the resistance to resilience, the disinvestment that precedes reinvestment, and more.
At the panel, we will hear from planning practitioners and academics. We will discuss strategies for re-engaging communities to create healthy built environments based on the Charlotte Plan4Health initiative, assess public housing revitalization in Winston-Salem through HUD's Choice Neighborhoods program, discuss the impacts of coal ash waste alongside recommendations for remediation, and explore the use of rezoning for redevelopment.
The session will be organized as a panel discussion, led by the Carolina Planning Journal student editor, with ample time for audience questions and idea sharing. Participants will leave this session with a greater understanding of the ways in which planners seek to build community resilience and plan responsible revitalization projects.
Caroline Dwyer, AICP
Michelle Nance, AICP
Benjamin Howell, email@example.com