Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dr. Chamard discusses conflict over public space at Urban in Alaska conference at UAA

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Center faculty, was a panelist at the “The Urban in Alaska” conference held at UAA on March 29.  Her presentation was titled “Conflict Over Public Space: Responses to Chronic Public Inebriates in Anchorage.”  The goal of the “The Urban in Alaska” conference and workshop was to bring scholars and community members together to engage in dialogue about current research on Anchorage as an urban space.

The conference was sponsored by the UAA Department of Health Sciences and the UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning.

Panelists l tor: Dr. Sharon Charmard, Dr. Sheila Selkregg, Klaus Meyer, and Bruce Farnsworth.

Co-panelists with Dr. Chamard for the session, "Architecture, Public Space, and Urban Design," included Klaus Mayer, architect and member of the Alaska Design Forum board of directors; Sheila Selkregg, Ph.D., associate professor of public administration at UAA; and Bruce Farnsworth, writer, community organizer, founder and director of the MTS Gallery in Anchorage (2005-2011) and member of the art group Light Brigade Kor4.

The conference was free and open to the public.