Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Topics, Trends, and Twitters - Planning in the Next 50

This is a presentation I helped to create for the Next City Next 50 symposium, an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Masters in Urban Planning (MUP) degree at the University of Washington.

My co-presenters were Associate Professor Dennis Ryan, Affiliate Professor Jill Sterrett, and Karen Wolf, Strategic Planning and Policy Division Manager for King County.

This presentation focused on the top trends that urban planners will face in the next 50 years. These top trends include food and water security, climate change, social equity, new urban design, demographics, collaborative education, transportation and health, regionalism, and social networking technology (Web 2.0).

I presented on the applications of social networking in urban planning (last 3 slides) to a panel of MUP alumni on January 31, 2010.

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