Future of Cities: Seeking Health + Sustainability
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT
Riverside, CA, United States
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The 2017 Future of Cities Conference, jointly hosted by the Western Riverside Council of Governments, UCR Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, and APA Inland Empire Section will focus on the nexus between health, economy, and sustainability with transportation, the built environment, and changing demographics. There will be three panels covered under this context.
The first panel, the Future of Communities, will cover development of the built environment, paying special attention to the rapid growth anticipated for the region, historic patterns of sprawl, and opportunities to institute best practices. Michael Osur, Deputy Director of Riverside County Public Health Department, will moderate this panel of professions including a city official, planner, and health expert.
The second panel, the Future of Transportation, will cover best practices and how to prepare for and/or encourage active transportation, transit, and autonomous vehicles. Matt Burris, planning consultant specializing in health and sustainability at Rami + Associates, will moderate this panel of professionals from both the local and region planning sector and engineering.
The third panel, the Future of People, will discuss changing demographics with a focus on the wants, needs, habits, and misconceptions of millennials. Gustavo Herrera, West Coast Director of the research and advocacy firm, Yong Invincibles, will lead this discussion among millennial-aged professionals from the public sector, planning, and emerging professionals.
The day will end with a discussion among the day’s panel moderators, distilling the lessons learned and expanding on various ideas regarding next steps and preparing for the future of cities.
Al Zelinka, FAICP
Matthew Burris, AICP
Andrea Howard, firstname.lastname@example.org