Sprawling and fragmented suburbs where distances are too great and streets are too dangerous have significantly contributed to our massive problems of obesity, chronic physical ill health, social isolation, violence and crime. We must act now to adopt healthy, equitable planning practices for Reshaping Suburbia. This is the most critical challenge we now face in making our cities healthy and livable.
The good news is that some of the most exciting urban design projects today – transformations of shopping malls into mixed use town centers, transit-oriented infill development, neighborhood plazas, green streets and green playgrounds – are taking place in the suburbs.
For more information, see: http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/50th-conference-portland
Four categories of exhibits are eligible:
• Mixed Use in Suburbia: Infill & Re-Shaped
• 10-Minute Neighborhoods
• New & Restored Neighborhood Plazas
• New & Restored Nature Places
Deadline for submission: November 1, 2012. All selected projects in all categories will be exhibited at the conference. Awards will be made for outstanding completed projects already in use.
You will find more information on the website at Invitation to Exhibit – http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/50th-conference-portland/special-exhibit. Please submit proposals online.