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Speaker Series: Planning Big Investments in Big Cities


06 Oct 5:30-6:30pm

Planning Big Investments in Big Cities
Fall 2014 Speaker Series

Brought to you by the Georgetown University Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning Program

URP Fall 2014 Poster

Welcome to the Urban & Regional Planning program’s Fall 2014 public lecture series. Last year’s lectures surveyed the future of the National Capital Region and explored contemporary challenges to the professional practice of urban planning. We now turn to investigate planning practices associated with large, transformative investments in cities and their communities.

Transformative urban investments are driving greater complexity in the stakeholder partnerships necessary to implement them. It is not uncommon for single urban development projects to have many dozens of public and private partners. Implementation time frames can often span decades, not years. As investments are made and projects are implemented, the turnover of project planners, professionals, and organizations raises the importance of establishing durable governance frameworks. Long-term schedules expose projects to the uncertainty of new policies and regulations that did not exist at the outset of project conceptualization.

And yet, the inexorable growth of cities around the world creates a context of continuous incremental change. The process of imagining and re-imagining the future of urban communities continues by public, private, and nonprofit organizations. We invite you to join us in this dialogue exploring Planning Big Investments in Big Cities.

 

Schedule

Lectures are scheduled on Mondays and commence promptly at 5:30 p.m. The series is hosted at the Georgetown SCS Downtown Campus at 640 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

October 6
New Community Development: A Topic of Research
Mahlon “Sandy” Apgar, IV
CEO, Apgar & Company

 

October 20
A Hope VI Legacy: Community-Initiated Makeovers
Michael Kelly
Director, DC Department of Housing and Community

 

October 27
Finding Balance: Planning for Project-Based Impacts
Jair Lynch
CEO, Jair Lynch Development Partners

 

November 3
Planning Social Equity Through Infrastructure
George Hawkins
General Manager, DC Water

 

November 10
Planning Large Buildings in Large Cities
James Von Klemperer
Managing Partner, Kohn Pedersen Fox PC

 

November 17
New Parks Transforming Old Cities
John Alschuler
Principal, HR&A Advisors and Chairman, Friends of the Highline

 

 

RSVP

 

While these events are free and open to the public, due to limited space, RSVP is recommended. RSVP by clicking the appropriate button below.

Current Students and GU Community Guests:

 

Prospective Students:

 
Mahlon “Sandy” Apgar
Mon., Oct. 6
Michael Kelly
Mon., Oct. 20
Jair Lynch
Mon., Oct. 27

 

George Hawkins
Mon., Nov. 3
James Von Klemperer
Mon., Nov. 10
John Alschuler
Mon., Nov. 17
Georgetown SCS

640 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Add to Calendar 2014-10-06 17:30 2014-10-06 18:30 America/New_York Speaker Series: Planning Big Investments in Big Cities Planning Big Investments in Big Cities Fall 2014 Speaker Series Brought to you by the Georgetown University Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning Program Welcome to the Urban & Regional Planning program’s Fall 2014 public lecture series. Last year’s lectures surveyed the future of the National Capital Region and explored contemporary challenges to the professional practice of urban planning. We now turn to investigate planning practices associated with large, transformative investments in cities and their communities. Transformative urban investments are driving greater complexity in the stakeholder partnerships necessary to implement them. It is not uncommon for single urban development projects to have many dozens of public and private partners. Implementation time frames can often span decades, not years. As investments are made and projects are implemented, the turnover of project planners, professionals, and organizations raises the importance of establishing durable governance frameworks. Long-term schedules expose projects to the uncertainty of new policies and regulations that did not exist at the outset of project conceptualization. And yet, the inexorable growth of cities around the world creates a context of continuous incremental change. The process of imagining and re-imagining the future of urban communities continues by public, private, and nonprofit organizations. We invite you to join us in this dialogue exploring Planning Big Investments in Big Cities.   Schedule Lectures are scheduled on Mondays and commence promptly at 5:30 p.m. The series is hosted at the Georgetown SCS Downtown Campus at 640 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. October 6 New Community Development: A Topic of Research Mahlon “Sandy” Apgar, IV CEO, Apgar & Company   October 20 A Hope VI Legacy: Community-Initiated Makeovers Michael Kelly Director, DC Department of Housing and Community   October 27 Finding Balance: Planning for Project-Based Impacts Jair Lynch CEO, Jair Lynch Development Partners   November 3 Planning Social Equity Through Infrastructure George Hawkins General Manager, DC Water   November 10 Planning Large Buildings in Large Cities James Von Klemperer Managing Partner, Kohn Pedersen Fox PC   November 17 New Parks Transforming Old Cities John Alschuler Principal, HR&A Advisors and Chairman, Friends of the Highline     RSVP   While these events are free and open to the public, due to limited space, RSVP is recommended. RSVP by clicking the appropriate button below. Current Students and GU Community Guests:   Prospective Students:   Mahlon “Sandy” Apgar Mon., Oct. 6 Michael Kelly Mon., Oct. 20 Jair Lynch Mon., Oct. 27   George Hawkins Mon., Nov. 3 James Von Klemperer Mon., Nov. 10 John Alschuler Mon., Nov. 17 Georgetown SCS , 640 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, District of Columbia, United States 20001 MM/DD/YYYY