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Architecture and Maxwell Schools to host City Scripts ‘Charting Renewal’ Public Forum
The School of Architecture and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs will host “Charting Renewal: Blueprint 15 and Re-renewal,” a City Scripts public forum on Thursday, April 1 from 5:30–7 p.m. Free and open to the public, the online event will discuss urban design and issues of social and economic justice related to housing, redevelopment and the replacement of the I-81 elevated highway in Syracuse.
As the city confronts new housing and economic opportunities for the neighborhoods adjacent to the highway, experts and audience members will consider questions about public policy and mixed income communities, re-renewal, the relationship between public space and private development, and how good design contributes to the success of neighborhoods and residents.
Forum participants include Lanessa Chaplin, Esq., assistant director for the New York Civil Liberties Union; Lizabeth Cohen, Howard Mumford Jones professor of American studies in the Department of History at Harvard University; Lawrence Vale, associate dean and Ford professor of urban design and planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and John Washington, organizer and political educator at People’s Action. Kishi Ducre, associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion and associate professor in the Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University will moderate the discussion.
This is the first of three planned events addressing housing issues in Syracuse constructed to create a dialogue among and between residents, local leaders and national experts on the history and impact of urban revitalization projects.
To register for the “Charting Renewal” public forum, visit soa.syr.edu/live/events/762-1.
City Scripts is a partnership between the School of Architecture and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The partners hope their collaboration will help ensure that inclusive policy and design are at the forefront of challenges facing cities in the United States and around the world. The goal of the City Scripts symposia is to create an ongoing, interdisciplinary and applied dialogue that reaches beyond the university and influences both policy and design.
The “Charting Renewal” forum is supported by The Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Program, the Syracuse University Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) grant program, the Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the School of Architecture, and Syracuse University. It is organized by School of Architecture Associate Professors Elizabeth Kamell and Lawrence Davis, undergraduate chair; and Maxwell School Professors Carol Faulkner, associate dean, and Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Kamell at email@example.com.