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KU cosponsoring KAPA sustainability symposium

Thursday, March 27, 2014

KU is cosponsoring the Kansas chapter of the American Planning Association’s spring symposium, “Sustainability: Doing It the Kansas Way.” The event will be held March 28th at the Eldridge Hotel in downtown Lawrence.

The morning sessions will include a presentation on the sustainability of Kansas’ housing markets by Urban Planning professor Kirk McClure.

A session called "Community Toolbox" will cover a KU-sponsored initiative to provide online tools that planners may use to promote sustainability efforts. Professor Paul Atchley, and associate professor Ruth Ann Atchley of the Department of Psychology will present Nature: the Technology Cure over lunch.

In the afternoon symposium participants can take a walking tour of the new Lawrence Public Library, followed by Common Ground, a bus ride that will showcase several of Lawrence’s sites for urban agriculture.

The tour will conclude with a look at KU’s green infrastructure efforts hosted by university architect and director of KU Design and Construction management Jim Modig.

More information is available and information on registration is available at www.planning.org/chapters/kansas/news.
Contact Bonnie Johnson, 785-864-7147



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