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SU School of Architecture and Whitman School to host ‘UPSTATE: Public-Private’ symposium on urban revitalization Nov. 8
SU School of Architecture and Whitman School to host ‘UPSTATE: Public-Private’ symposium on urban revitalization Nov. 8 October 31, 2006Mary Kate O’Brienmcobrien@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s School of Architecture and Martin J. Whitman School of Management will host “UPSTATE: Public-Private,” a symposium on urban revitalization, Wednesday, Nov. 8, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the main auditorium of The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St. A reception will follow. The symposium and reception are free and open to the public.
“UPSTATE: Public-Private” will explore the roles of private developers and public agencies in urban revitalization. The symposium brings together leading design professionals, real estate developers, civic leaders and scholars to show how market forces and government policies can collaborate to catalyze economic growth, build social capital, and generate innovative design for America’s cities.
Panelists will approach this complex topic from the perspectives of government, urban planning, development and design practices. Jointly sponsored by the Whitman School and the School of Architecture, the symposium will address the forces of the market and governmental agencies in remaking the civic realm.
“This symposium represents the best aspects of collaboration within the University. It will result in the exposure of architecture and design students to the marketplace and business students to architecture and design,” says School of Architecture Dean Mark Robbins. “We’ve brought together some of the leading voices in academia, the design world and business to reveal the benefits of projects that unite the marketplace and the public realm in order to develop more vibrant neighborhoods and civic centers.”
The symposium is organized into two sessions, each to include brief presentations by invited guests followed by a roundtable discussion. The first session, “Balancing Public and Private Interests,” will explore public representation, successful development strategies and the role of design. The second, “Case Studies in Development and Design,” will present case studies that have proven effective within national and international arenas and examine the intricacies of successful development that balance public and private interests and contribute to the city through innovative design practices.
Symposium participants include SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor; Robbins; Dean Melvin T. Stith of the Whitman School; Philip E. Aarons from Millennium Partners; John Alschuler Jr. from Hamilton, Rabinovitz & Alschuler; Vishaan Chakrabarti from Related Companies; Julia Czerniak, associate professor in the School of Architecture; Michael P. Falcone from the Pioneer Cos.; Abby Hamlin from Hamlin Ventures; Gary Handel from Handel Architects; Laura Lazarus from Telesis Corp.; Robin Paul Malloy, professor in the SU College of Law; Jonathan Massey, assistant professor in the School of Architecture; and Marc Norman from Duvernay and Brooks.
“UPSTATE: Public-Private” is a program of UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research and Real Estate in the School of Architecture, founded in 2004 to strengthen the impact of planning and architecture on the SU campus, in the city of Syracuse and in the local region. The symposium is also sponsored by the Community Preservation Corp., a nationally recognized leader in helping developers finance and build affordable multi-family housing in New York and New Jersey.
On- and off-street parking for the symposium is available in areas adjacent to The Warehouse. For more information, contact Mary Kate O’Brien, communications manager for the School of Architecture, at (315) 443-2388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.