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Celebrating Lew Hopkins' Career

Symposium Schedule

September 6, 2007   (Thursday)
5:30 pm — 6:15 pm

Public Lecture: Building the Just City: The Unfulfilled Promise of American City Planning and Design by Ken Reardon   (Venue: Plym Auditorium, Temple Buell Hall)

This spring, members of the American Planning Association will gather in Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the urban planning profession in the United States. While the social movement of civic-minded citizens, settlement house workers, clergy, architects, landscape architects, and elected officials that led to the establishment of the urban planning profession has made significant contributions toward improving the quality of urban life at home and abroad, the promise of building the just city and region has yet to be realized. This lecture will explore the contributions that professional education programs in planning and design at land grant institutions, such as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, can make towards building the just city and region by combining Patrick Geddes' ideal of the university militant and Ernest Boyer's notion of the scholarship of engagement.

6:15 pm — 7:00 pm

Panel Discussion/Response -- Lisa Bates, Eileen McGurty, Laura Lawson  (Venue: Plym Auditorium, Temple Buell Hall)

September 7, 2007   (Friday)
8:00 am — 8:50 am

Breakfast/Registration   (Venue: Architecture Building: TBAG)

8:50 am — 9:00 am

Opening Remarks: Andy Isserman

9:00 am — 10:30 am Technology and Planning  (Venue: Architecture building: TBAG)

Moderator: T. John Kim
Marc Armstrong — Generating Alternatives
Paul Hanley — Simulations for System Planning
Varkki G. Pallathucheril — Prospects for a New Kind of Land-use Map
Charles R Ehlschlaeger — Engaging Stakeholders with a Global Information System of Plans
10:30 am — 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am — 12:30 pm

Planning Concepts/Theories/Ideas  (Venue: Architecture building: TBAG)

Moderator: Stacy Harwood
Shih-Kung Lai — Can making plans help us cope with complex urban systems? An experimental design
Gerrit Knaap — If two of us agreed on everything, one of us would be redundant.
Kieran Donaghy — Using Plans as Norm Using
Elizabeth Sweet — Ethnography and other Qualitative Tools in Planning: Old Uses and New Opportunities

12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

Lunch (Venue: Temple Buell Hall Atrium)

1:30 pm — 3:00 pm

Scholarly Practice and Practice based education   (Venue: Architecture building: TBAG)

Moderator: Ken Salo
Mike Shiffer — Reshaping Transit Planning Processes through Reciprocal Learning and Nifty Applications of Technology
Elizabeth Tyler — Applications to City of Urbana Planning Practice
Uri Avin — Among the Gwinnetians: Trying the New Paradigm on for Size
Rob Olshansky — Reflections on recent planning in New Orleans

3:00 pm — 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm — 4:50 pm

Open Floor Questions—Response / Discussion  (Venue: Architecture building: TBAG)

Primary Lead: Lew Hopkins

PanelKen Reardon, Peter Schaeffer, Brian Deal, Ed Feser, Marisa Zapata

4:50 pm — 5:00 pm Closing Remarks: Andy Isserman
Retirement Celebration
5:30 pm — 8:00 pm

Standup Dinner/ Roast/ Reception (Venue: Temple Buell Hall Atrium)

September 8, 2007 (Saturday)
9:00 am — 11:00 am Small Group Breakfasts - Venues (opens a new tab or a page)
11:00 am — 3:00 pm Reception   (Susan and Lew's House)

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