Friday, April 12, 2013

Urban in Alaska podcast now online - Dr. Chamard's presentation on public space

The podcast for the March 29 The Urban in Alaska Conference session, "Architecture, Public Space, and Urban Design," is now online.

Panelists included Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Center faculty; 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.

Dr. Chamard's 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. The conference was free and open to the public.

Click here for the full podcast.