UCLA Extension Conference Explores Today's Urban Renaissance

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The Renaissance of Urban Development, a special one-day conference offered by UCLA Extension, explores key issues affecting urban development today. The May 11 conference features expert speakers and panelists from industry and academia discussing topics from green design to ongoing demographic shifts to Los Angeles' unique style of urbanism.

There is an urban renaissance underway in our communities, redefining how we live in our cities and towns. On May 11, learn how this transformation is creating unprecedented opportunities and shaping the future at The Renaissance of Urban Development: Redefining Communities, a one-day conference organized by the UCLA Extension departments of Business, Management and Legal Programs; Landscape Architecture; and Public Policy. Visit http://www.uclaextension.edu/urbanrenaissance for more information.

Designed for real estate developers, investors, legal professionals, urban planners, landscape architects, environmental authorities, and government and community leaders, The Renaissance of Urban Development presents expert speakers and panelists discussing key issues affecting urban development today. Sessions include:

Urbanism L.A. Style: Staying True to Our Own Style;
A Wake-Up Call: Community Design and Public Health;
Climate Change and Energy: A Weather Report for Urban Planning;
Building Green: Where Do We Go From Here? and the keynote presentation,
A New Chapter in Demographic Shifts and What It Means to Our Vision of Community, presented by Sandra Rosenbloom, Professor of Planning, University of Arizona.

Other speakers and panelists include author and New America Foundation Irvine Senior Fellow Joel Kotkin, UCLA Institute of the Environment Director Mary D. Nichols, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge and The City Project Executive Director Robert Garcia.

The Renaissance of Urban Development: Redefining Communities takes place 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2007 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. The pre-enrollment fee is $325. Visit http://www.uclaextension.edu/urbanrenaissance for more information and to enroll online.

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