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North Carolina State University

March 7, 2012

NC State University College of Design in conjunction with the Department of City Planning, Urban Design Center and NC State Foundation presents the 12th Annual Urban Design Conference

Urban Reset: green. smart. just

Set for March 17, 2012 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center.

In the new global economy, successful cities will be green, smart, and just. What should we be doing to design our cities to be more carbon neutral, technologically advanced, and socially equitable? The 2012 annual urban design conference will answer these questions and challenge participants to lead us toward becoming a truly world class region.


Susan Anderson, Director, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) for the City of Portland
Simon Atkinson, Professor of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin/NC State University
Jerome Chou, Director of Programs, Design Trust for Public Space
Don Edwards, Principal and CEO, Justice & Sustainability Associates
Adam Goldberg, Smart+Connected Communities, Cisco Systems
Susan Piedmont-Palladino, Curator, National Building Museum, editor, “Intelligent Cities”
Jess Zimbabwe, Director, ULI Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use, MODERATOR

Also, Mitchell Silver, AICP, President of the American Planning Association and Chief Planning & Development Officer and Planning Director for the City of Raleigh, will offer remarks on his observations of the “urban reset.”

APPROVED: 7 hours AIA/HSW/SD and 7 hours AICP CM.

Seeking approval: NC Board of Landscape Architects and GBCI (for LEED AP)

Visit the Urban Design Conference site and register at:

Hotel block available at a $109 rate at the Raleigh Sheraton Hotel. (Block extended, now closes 2/22/12.)

Interested in seeing AIA North Carolina’s Center for Architecture and Design while you’re in downtown Raleigh. The Center for Architecture & Design will have a public grand opening on March 17. Ride the R Line after the conference and join them!

Growing in Place Symposium

The 9th annual Urban Design Conference is presented in concert with the 5th annual Growing in Place Symposium held the day before, on March 16, 2012, also in downtown Raleigh. Discounts available when registering for both.

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