Planning + Design: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

As the planning profession evolves, marrying data, analytics and design, is increasingly gaining importance in an effort to promote plans, influence policy and attract investment.  Join in the conversation as an interdisciplinary panel of experts from the public and private sectors discuss the growing importance of design within the planning practice.  A planner, an architect, and an economist provide insights into how design has influenced their careers and how they see design and planning transforming in the future.  Participants will learn what skills they will need to hone in order to embrace this trend.  This moderated panel will allow the audience to participate in this important dialogue on design through the use of live polling technology and interactive questions.


Anik Jhaveri , Arlington , VA (see bio)
Shannon Roberts , AICP , Washington , DC (see bio)
Caroline McCarthy , Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission , Silver Spring , MD (see bio)
Merrill St. Leger-Demian , AICP CUD , SmithGroupJJR , Washington , DC (see bio)