Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Urban in Alaska presentation by Dr. Chamard part of public radio 91.1 KSKA's Addressing Alaskans series

The podcast for the March 29 The Urban in Alaska Conference session, "Architecture, Public Space, and Urban Design," was broadcast by KSKA's "Addressing Alaskans" on April 16 and is archived on the KSKA website.

Dr. Chamard's presentation was part of this session and examined “Conflict Over Public Space: Responses to Chronic Public Inebriates in Anchorage.”

"Addressing Alaskans" features local lectures and forums recorded at public events taking place in Southcentral, Alaska. A variety of local organizations host speakers addressing topics that matter to Alaskans.

Panelists for The Urban in Alaska event included Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Center faculty; Klaus Mayer, architect and member of the Alaska Design Forum board of directors; Dr. Sheila Selkregg, 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 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.