The majority of the world’s population now lives in cities and this trend is expected to continue growing. As such, cities around the world are facing a series of difficulties that result from large influxes of population, inadequate infrastructure, poor social services, escalating health problems, and the challenges posed by climate change. The question of how to sustainably develop urban areas is inherently interdisciplinary, engaging all the design disciplines, engineering, education, sociology, political theory, geography, women’s studies, the sciences, and medicine. This day-long event will provide a platform for scholars, designers, artists, members of government, the commercial sector, and the community of downtown Cincinnati and Hamilton County to exchange ideas and strategies for sustainable urban development.
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Adrian Parr and Michael Zaretsky
Adrian Parr and Michael Zaretsky are full-time faculty at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Parr is a faculty member in the School of Architecture and Interior Design and the College of Arts and Sciences and is also the Director of the Taft Research Center at UC. Associate Professor Zaretsky is a practicing Architect and director of MetroLAB Design/Build at UC.