This year’s symposium will focus on Sustainable Urban Development, from issues of city infrastructure, mass transit, and increasing walkability, to macro-scale discussions of how to make our cities more resilient to the threat of climate change. The epicenter of the discussion will be the Triangle area, as well as the roles Durham and Duke can play in shaping how the Triangle grows and develops over the coming years. Speakers will include the local planners, state lawmakers, and advocates central to these processes.
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Duke Law School, Room 3041
210 Science Drive,
Durham, NC 27708
8:30am – 8:45am: Breakfast
8:45am – 9:00am: Welcome
9:00am – 10:30am: Panel 1 – “Building”
This panel will be discussing ways that the Research Triangle can develop in a sustainable manner. Focusses will include “green building”, policy or legal impediments, and the interaction between historic land use.
10:45am – 12:15am: Panel 2 – “Moving”
This panel will be discussing the significance of alternative modes of transportation for sustainable urban development. This topic will be examined through multiple lenses, including environmental justice reform, political and policy barriers, and efficient urban transit.
12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch (first come, first served)
1:15pm – 2:45pm: Panel 3 – “Lasting”
For the conclusion of the symposium, panelists will be discussing how communities can continue developing in a sustainable manner. The panel will discover elements such as the interactions between human health and climate change, policy tools need to sustain development, and resilience to pollution and climate change.
2:45pm – 3:00pm: Closing Remarks