EXPOSING the EDGES - a panel discussion - Ecological Urbanism - THURSDAY, Dec 3


panel discussion


a local perspective on a global issue

WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Refreshments provided

WHERE: Kansas City Design Center, 1018 Baltimore, Kansas City, Missouri

Please join us for the first event in a series of discussions, lectures and design charrettes focusing on how to green the Kansas City region. An interdisciplinary panel will discuss the specific challenges we face and how research and planning currently taking place in the region could inform better policy and practice to help meet climate protection and sustainability goals.


· Frank Lenk, director of Research Services with the Mid-America Regional Council will present the Adaptive Scenario for Regional Growth.

· Caroline Davies, Ph.D., associate professor of Geosciences Department and director of Environmental Studies Program at UMKC will present work on the importance of preserving our natural resources and impact of our urban forest.

· Steve McDowell FAIA, principal at BNIM, will discuss alternative development strategies and challenges faced by our region.

· Professor Ulf Meyer, Kansas State University, will share his perspective as newly appointed Sustainability Urbanism faculty member for the College of Architecture Planning and Design.


· Dominique Davison AIA, lecturer at KU and principal of Davison Architecture + Urban Design


Contact Beverly Wilson at
bwilson (@) marc.org or

There is no fee to attend, but reservations are desirable for planning purposes.

Sponsored by the Kansas City Design Center in collaboration with AIA Kansas City and the Mid-America Regional Council

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Planning meeting
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