Calendar of Events
Wednesdays, 3pm, Jan 2-Feb 26
at the Built Environment Research Lab.
The political, social, and environmental issues of
Urban sprawl is not universal. Around the world, and across the
USA we find some cities are shrinking. Cities in the American
"rustbelt" and "sunbelt" are shrinking for different reasons,
and the problems and opportunities each presents are different.
Monday, Feb 11 at 7pm
at the Heritage Room of the ACES Funk Library.
HDES Professor Michael Krassa discusses the role of the built
environment in shaping our social interactions, attitudes about
other people, and our feelings about the value of the place in
which we live.
- Announcement of Scholarship winners.
- Zoning versus Taxing.
Narrated video and slide tour of Fairhope, Alabama, focusing on
the impact of tax policy versus zoning. When done correctly, tax
policy affects human behaviors more reliably than does zoning.
- Urban Farms and Community Gardens.
Discussion of the importance of scale, access, and beauty in
shaping the different impacts on people and neighborhoods.