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Join Perkins+Will at Events in April 2019

April offers fresh opportunities to connect with our people out in the field. We hope to see you at events this month.

Tuesday, April 9
Doug Pierce will present ‘Resilient Design in the Upper-Midwest using UGSBC's latest tool: The RELi Rating System’ at the IMPACT Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota. RELi is a comprehensive resilient design rating system that works synergistically with LEED helping architects, city planners, developers, governments, and businesses design buildings, neighborhoods, and communities to improve thrivability, and better withstand shocks and stressors like extreme weather, sea level rise, socio-economic volatility and resource shortages. Participants will be able to better identify and evaluate resilience risks that their projects may face. Participants will be able to conceptualize the inter-connective nature of resilience through case study examples.
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John Slack will present ‘Brownfields + Health Tool: Giving Blighted Sites a Healthy Second Chance’ at the IMPACT Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This presentation will demonstrate the new Brownfield and Health Tool, developed in partnership between the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Brownfields, which provides a framework to streamline brownfield revitalization efforts by focusing on the shared value of public health. 
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Monday, April 15
Jeff Ziebarth will present ‘Creatively Funding Business Schools Through P4 – Public-Private Partnerships + Philanthropy’ at the AACSB International Conference in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Using the Kent State University College of Business Administration project, this session will explore a new and innovative approach to funding business school capital projects. Learn how the team challenged the core assumptions about capital project funding for academic buildings by bringing together public higher education, private development, and donor philanthropy in order to deliver a transformational business school facility, while exploring a shift in core business education strategies involving learning, working and engagement. 
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Geeti Silwal will present ‘Regenerative Urban Developments are Changing Planning’ at the APA National Planning Conference in San Francisco, California. This session will discuss research and studies on projects in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Canada, and other cities. These projects are pursuing certifications such as Living Community Challenge (Sacramento Valley Station Master Plan), One Planet (Zibi Community, Ottawa, Canada), San Francisco Ecodistrict, etc., to inform and establish the absolutely necessary game-changing rules of 21st century urbanism.
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Tuesday, April 16
Kenneth Luker will present ‘Design is Never Neutral: Presenting Vancouver’s Hogan’s Alley as a New Paradigm for Social Justice’ at the ASPIRE Designing the Future Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. This session will present the conceptual design of Hogan’s Alley, the crucial role of the community in the project’s design process and the impact of Hogan’s Alley as a new paradigm for social justice. Hogan’s Alley is an unprecedented undertaking by the City of Vancouver, British Columbia to engage a process of reconciliation with its Black Canadian community. In the early 1970s, the City of Vancouver executed an ambitious plan to construct highway viaducts connecting the eastern portions of the city with downtown. The “path of least resistance” for this new construction was a small tight-knit Black Canadian community known as Hogan’s Alley. Construction completely razed this neighborhood of commercial and residential structures and dispersed the Black community. Today, the city is removing the viaducts and plans are underway to redevelop the land, including rebuilding Hogan’s Alley as a cultural precinct. 
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Eve Edelstein will present the ‘Psychology of Architecture’ at Design Talks hosted by AIA Austin in Austin, Texas. This session will focus on Eve’s research, including the use of innovative virtual reality and computational simulations to evaluate visual and auditory effects on human performance and clinical outcomes. The Human Experience Lab (HxLab) uses and develops bio-sensors, custom surveys, pre and post occupancy studies to reveal the influence of design on cognition, emotion, intelligibility, wayfinding and behavior. 
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