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Livability and Healthy Communities

"Creating Livable and Healthy Communities through Retrofitting Suburbia"photo of Ellen Dunham-Jones speaking

Ellen Dunham-Jones, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Georgia Tech

April 8, 2013

Laskey Hall, Scarritt-Bennett Center



Professor Dunham-Jones' presentation, preceded by comments from Nashville Civic Design Center director Julia Landstreet and Scarritt-Bennett Center director Jocelyn Briddell, and a presentation from sound artist Kyle Baker.

"3 1/2 Minutes with Ellen Dunham-Jones"

Selected comments from a conversation after her presentation.

Community perspectives

Several audience members' thoughts on what they heard.

Links and additional materials

"Retrofitting Suburbia" report

More information on some of the places and initiatives mentioned in Professor Dunham-Jones' presentation:

The Housing + Transportation Affordability Index

Build a Better Block

Willingboro Town Center, Willingboro, NJ - "from strip to job and town center"

100 Oaks, Nashville, TN - "meds and eds"

Northgate Urban Center, North Seattle, WA - "from mall parking lot to TOD"

The arts and NashvilleNext

photo of Kyle Baker making his presentationEvery Speakers' Series event includes a presentation by local artists. Here, local composer and impresario Kyle Baker introduced two sound sculptures and discussed his "Soundcrawl" initiative.

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