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August 8, 2017
Associate Professor Thomas Forget presented "Change of Scale: A Model of City as Territory" in the session City Models: Making and Remaking Urban Space at the 70th Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) at the University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, June 7-11, 2017.

Assistant Professor Ming-Chun Lee presented "From Blue-Printing to Finger-Printing: Building Healthy Communities with Scenario Planning” at CUPUM2017 15th International Conference at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia, July 11-14. His paper will be published as a book chapter in Planning Support Science for Smarter Urban Futures by Springer Press (2017). 

Associate Professor Nadia Anderson presented “Gentrification: The New Urban Renewal, Cherry, Charlotte, NC” at the 48th Annual Conference of EDRA at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, WI, June 1-4, 2017. 

Assistant Professor Rachel Dickey presented, “Soft Computing in Design: Developing Automation Strategies from Material Indeterminacies” at CAADFutures 2017: Future Trajectories of Computation in Design at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, July 12-14, 2017. 

Associate Professor Chris Beorkrem’s 2nd edition of Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication (Routledge Press, 2017) was released August 1, 2017.

Associate Professor Mona Azarbayjani presented “Visual Qualities and Perceived Thermal Comfort” and “Questionnaire Survey on Factors Influencing Occupant’s Overall Satisfaction on Different Office Layout in a Mixed-Humid Climate” at the 2017 ARCC Conference “Architecture of Complexity” at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, June 14-17, 2017.  

Associate Professor Jefferson Ellinger presented "Next Generation Building Technologies: A Different Path Towards Commercialization" at the 2017 ARCC Conference “Architecture of Complexity” at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, June 14-17, 2017.

Associate Professor Deb Ryan was elected Chair of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission, effective July 1, 2017. The role of the Planning Commission is to advise the Mayor, Charlotte City Council and the Mecklenburg County Commissioners on all matters related to urban design, long range planning and rezoning.

Assistant Professor Marc Manack of SILO AR+D was selected to exhibit in the “Biennial 600: Architecture” at the AMoA in Amarillo, Texas Jul 14-Oct 1, 2017.  Recently nominated for a USA Artists Fellowship, he’s presently in Chicago with 10 SoA students for two weeks working on four design-builds raising awareness to the challenges of public housing. This work will be part of the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial, Sep 16-Jan 7, 2018. 

Associate Professor Peter Wong and Professor Chris Jarrett presented "RAW: Social and Economic Complexity in Wilmore" at the 2017 ARCC Conference “Architecture of Complexity” at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, June 14-17, 2017.  

Associate Professor Nadia Anderson with Associate Professor's Jose Gamez and Betsy West were awarded a 'Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund' grant ($5,000) to bring Majora Carter to UNC Charlotte during AY 17-18.

Associate Professor Emily Makas presented "Interpreting Mostar in the City’s Museums" at the IFPH-FIHP 4th Annual Conference at the University of Bologna, Campus Ravenna, Italy, June 5-9, 2017.  She also presented "Multiculturalism in Public Histories of Mostar and Sarajevo since the Bosnian War" at the European Architectural History Network (EAHN) 2017 Conference at the Van Lear Jerusalem Institute, June 13-15, 2017. 

Associate Professor Zhongjie Lin presented “Rethinking the Compact City” at the 11th International Association for China Planning (IACP) Conference in Harbin, China, June 16-18, 2017.  He also presented "Toward an Asian Sustainable Urbanism” and “Suzhou Industrial Park: A Case Study in Town Building Based on Singapore Model” at the Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) 2017 International Conference, “Design to Thrive,” Edinburgh, Scotland, July 3-5, 2017.

Kyounghee Kim was promoted to Associate Professor with Permanent Tenure. This summer she has been overseeing facade fabrication of Xiqu Center (Chinese Opera House) in West Kowloon, Hong Kong designed by BingThom Architects (completion 2018). She presented "Bio-Climatic Design: Double Skin Facades Climate Implications on System Selection" at the International Conference on Environment, Energy, and Sustainability in Phuket, Thailand, Aug 6-7, 2017. 

Associate Professor
Chris Beorkrem, Professor Eric Sauda and students Jack (Michael-Paul) James and Ashley Damiano will be presenting co-authored papers at the 2017 Design Modeling Symposium, “Humanizing Digital Reality” at Ecole National Superiore d’Architecture de Versailles in Paris, France, Sep 18-20, 2017.  The Conference Proceedings will be published as a book by Springer Press. 

Professor Emeritus David Walters co-authored "Collaboration and Co-Production with Communities in Masterplanning," a chapter in Rethinking Masterplanning: Creating Quality Places (ICE Publishing, 2017). 

Professor Eric Sauda’s co-authored paper “Urban Activity Explorer: Visual Analytics and Planning Support Systems (w/ A Karduni, H Cho, W Dou, W Ribarsky, G Wessel) was also published as a book chapter in Planning Support Science for Smarter Urban Futures by Springer Press (2017). 

Assistant Professor Catty Dan Zhang received Harvard's Daniel L. Schodek Award for Technology and SustainabilityThe award is presented annually in recognition of the best Master in Design Studies (MDes) thesis in the area of technology and sustainable design. She's currently working on the design of the Silverlake International School with located in Fuyang District, Hangzhou, China with Axi:Ome. 

Assistant Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou gave an invited talk and workshop at UN Studio (Ben Van Berkel & Caroline Bos) in June 2017 on the future of mobility and the implications of shifting modes of transportation on architecture and urbanism. He was also invited as one of the Technical Chairs for the upcoming ACADIA 2017 Conference, "Disciplines Disruption" at MIT (Nov 2-4) and will be co-organizing a session on education. 

Visiting Assistant Professor Gustavo Leclerc wrote the catalogue essay, “Tiempo de Hibridos: Migration, Hybridity and Cosmopolitics at the US-Mexico Border” for the exhibition The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination and Possibilities at the Craft & Folk Art Museum Los Angeles (CAFAM), opening Sep 10, 2017. 

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