Cities, Regions, and Growth: Smart, Inclusive, Equitable? 57th ACSP Annual Conference.

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    • Thursday October 12, 2017 - Sunday October 15, 2017
      12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Location: Denver, CO
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Summary Sentence: Conference on equity and smart growth in cities and regions.

Full Summary: Please visit the ACSP website for more information How do we create a more inclusive strategy to leverage opportunities from growth to promote a sustainable, equitable, and healthy metropolis? Our theme welcomes discussion of all these tangled threads that form the complex tapestry of growing and changing metropolitan regions. 

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With its explosive amenity-driven growth, the Denver metropolitan region is emblematic of much of the American West. While growth brings tremendous economic opportunities, it is often accompanied by significant challenges, such as: housing supply shortages and increasing housing costs; land consumption and loss of open space; increasing exposure to natural hazards; traffic congestion and delay; inability to scale transit to meet demand; lack of coordination between jurisdictions; inequitable public education; sectoral imbalance in the economy; gentrification; and congestion of amenities. But amidst these challenges, regional growth also offers valuable opportunities for cities to redefine, re-invent, and revitalize themselves. In Denver, for instance, we see a renaissance in infill development and an overall increase in density, walkability, mixed use, and traditional design elements in the urban core—accompanied by a reverse migration of many back from the suburbs to the city. This reinvestment in central places has brought with it a vibrant mix of uses and allowed transit to become feasible in places where previously it was not, opening up a less automobile-intensive lifestyle to large numbers of people. Yet, such development must be carefully managed to avoid uneven development, gentrification-induced displacement, out-migration of poor and minority resident from urban cores to under-invested suburbs, and loss of public goods.

How do we create a more inclusive strategy to leverage opportunities from growth to promote a sustainable, equitable, and healthy metropolis? Our theme welcomes discussion of all these tangled threads that form the complex tapestry of growing and changing metropolitan regions.

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School of City & Regional Planning

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Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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Keywords
smart growth, equity, regional planning
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