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KU co-sponsoring sustainability symposium

Thu, 03/27/2014

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas is co-sponsoring the Kansas chapter of the American Planning Association’s spring symposium, Sustainability: Doing It the Kansas Way. The event will be Friday, March 28, at the Eldridge Hotel.

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

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 Jim Modig, university architect and director of KU Design and Construction Management.

More information is available and information on registration is available at www.planning.org/chapters/kansas/news/.



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