Big City Planning Directors on Equitable Redevelopment and Food Access
You'll learn about:
- How St. Louis is planning to use the siting of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new $1.75 billion complex in the urban core as a springboard to jumpstart equitable redevelopment in the disinvested neighborhood of north St. Louis.
- How Milwaukee is planning a comprehensive approach to improving access to healthy, fresh food for all residents throughout the city.
- How planning directors from the country’s 30 largest cities pooled their expertise to offer insights and guidance for these two planning challenges.
What happens when the planning directors of the country’s 30 biggest cities come together to tackle some of the most challenging issues facing cities? Hear their solutions to help St. Louis achieve equitable redevelopment and Milwaukee plan for better food access. This session is presented by the partnership of the American Planning Association, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
, American Planning Association
Confirmed SpeakerDavid Rouse, FAICP is the Managing Director of Research and Advisory Services for the American Planning Association in Washington, DC. In this capacity he leads the Planning Advisory Service, National Centers for Planning (Green Communities, Hazards Planning, and Planning and Community Health), and special initiatives such as the Sustaining Places Comprehensive Plan Standards and Planning for Autonomous Vehicles. Prior to joining APA, David was a principal at the firm Wallace Roberts & Todd in Philadelphia. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a registered landscape architect with over 30 years of experience in community planning, design, and applied research.
, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Confirmed SpeakerArmando Carbonell has chaired the urban planning program at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, MA since 1999. Carbonell spent the early part of his career as state land use policy official in Connecticut and as an academic geographer. He went on to initiate a new planning system for Cape Cod, MA as the founding Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission. In 1992 he was awarded a Loeb fellowship at Harvard University. Carbonell later taught urban planning at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania and served as an editor of the British journal Town Planning Review. He is the author or editor of numerous works on city and regional planning, most recently Planning for States and Nation-States in the U.S. and Europe (2015) and Nature and Cities: the Ecological Imperative in Urban Design and Planning (2016). Carbonell attended Clark University and the Johns Hopkins University. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Academy of Social Sciences (UK) and is a lifetime honorary member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
, City of Milwaukee Dev Dept
, City of St. Louis
, St. Louis
Confirmed SpeakerMr. Roe is currently the Executive Director of Planning and Urban Design for the City of St. Louis’ Planning and Urban Design Agency, having held senior management positions in the agency since its inception in 1999. A small planning staff undertakes urban design and planning projects at both a district and city level. The agency, via the Cultural Resource Office, conducts design and demolition review in Historic Districts. He is deeply involved in Legacy City challenges facing St. Louis a RC100 city with; a fixed ( since late 1800's) geographic limit of 62 sq. miles, a population loss of more than half its population, vacant buildings and lots in neighborhoods many of which are historically and currently racially segregated. As a private consultant with both for profit and non-profit organizations, Mr. Roe has worked on a variety of planning issues both in older Midwestern inner cities and rapid growth communities of the Western United States. Earlier in his career he was engaged in planning projects in small New England communities. He has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.
Confirmed SpeakerKaren Shore, MPH, is a Director at The Food Trust, where she leads the teams responsible for the planning of and TA for healthy food access projects (Consulting Team), program and policy efforts in small/corner stores (Corner Store Team), and farm to school and community food systems efforts throughout the United States (Community Food Systems Team). Working with national, state, and local partners, Karen has led programs and consulting efforts in 27 states from Maine to California, including a significant portfolio of work in rural communities. Prior to joining The Food Trust, Karen was a senior program manager at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading the firm’s product safety business for the FDA and NIH. Karen serves on the boards of both her local food co-operative and farmers market, and leads a volunteer-led meal delivery program for homebound seniors. She holds an MPH from Johns Hopkins and a BA from Smith College.
, Urban Planning for the American City
, New York