The Great American Grid Debate at CNU 21

by Paul Knight. Average Reading Time: less than a minute.

During CNU 21 in Salt Lake City, six urbanists will face off in a Lincoln-Douglas style battle to forever settle the Great Grid Debate. Nowhere in the world is the grid as expansive as the US West. As our cities urbanize we will need more design tools to continue redeveloping and intensifying our still young cities. Both grid loyalists and defectors will share their latest approaches and ideas.

Debate Participants:

  1. Howard Blackson, Urban Designer, PlaceMakers, LLC
  2. Bill Dennis, B. Dennis Town and Building Design
  3. Geoff Dyer, Director of Canadian Operations, PlaceMakers, LLC; Principal and Urban Designer, T-Six Urbanists Inc, Placemakers LLC
  4. Kevin Klinkenberg, AIA, Senior Planner, Olsson Associates
  5. Paul L. Knight, AICP CNU-A, Urban Designer and Intern Architect, Historical Concepts
  6. Lee Sobel, Real Estate Development and Finance Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation

Session Title: The Great American Grid Debate
Track: Open Innovation
When: Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

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