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
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.