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Why Place Matters Conference

From the Davenport Institute:

“Join us for a policy-focused follow up to last year’s “A Place in the World” conference.

THURSDAY • MARCH 22, 2012 • 1-5 PM
Pepperdine University Drescher Graduate Campus Auditorium

The places where we spend our days – our homes, neighborhoods, and cities – shape us as much as we shape them. They are central to who and what we are. And yet the “sense of place” has been withering away in today’s mobile, fluid world. Our 2011 conference “A Place in the World,” sought to identify the sources of this change. This event will follow up on those insights and explore the challenges facing policy makers in restoring an infrastructure for healthy communities and fostering engaged citizens.

Session One: “Modernity & the Problem of Place for Civic Engagement”

Session Two: “Planning for Spontaneity: Moving from Theory to Practice in Placemaking”

Session Three: “From Bell to the Beach: The Vital Relationship Between Place and Civic Participation”

Session Four: Roundtable Discussion

Speakers will include:

Ted V. McAllister
Edward L. Gaylord Chair/ Associate Professor of Public Policy
Pepperdine University

Wilfred M. McClay
SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Pete Peterson
Executive Director, Davenport Institute
for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership

For more information, and to RSVP, please call 310•506•6878 or email [email protected]

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