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CONFERENCE PLENARY ASSEMBLIES & SOCIAL EVENTS
PLENARY ASSEMBLY & STUDENT AWARD PRESENTATIONS
Keynote: Rick Lowe, Project Rowe Houses
Thursday, November 3, 4:15pm – 5:30pm
Rick Lowe is an artist whose unconventional approach to community revitalization has transformed a long-neglected neighborhood in Houston into a visionary public art project that continues to evolve, two decades since its inception. Originally trained as a painter, Lowe shifted the focus of his artistic practice in the early 1990s in order to address more directly the pressing social, economic, and cultural needs of his community. With a group of fellow artists, he organized the purchase and restoration of a block and a half of derelict properties—twenty-two shotgun houses from the 1930s—in Houston’s predominantly African American Third Ward and turned them into Project Row Houses (PRH), an unusual amalgam of arts venue and community support center.
Along with the keynote address, ACSP will also present the awards for the best student papers. More details coming soon.
GPEIG BUSINESS MEETING AND LUNCHEON
Thursday, November 3, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Since 1998, the Global Planning Educators Interest Group (GPEIG) has brought together planning educators and students in North America to share, shape, and incorporate global perspectives in planning education and research. We have also worked to connect with partners in other regions. Through our members and ACSP, GPEIG advocates a comparative perspective on planning and development based on a nuanced appreciation of, and respect for, cultural, economic, and socio-political dimensions of planning practices and processes taking shape around the world and influencing our profession worldwide. We work to ensure that local and regional planning contexts and issues from around the globe enter our analytical frameworks and are treated as critical foundations for effective international planning practice and scholarship.
Thursday, November 3, 11:30am – 1:00pm
This is a "by invitation only" luncheon for ACSP member program chairs with the ACSP year-end status report and plans for the future as the meeting agenda. One complimentary ticket is offered to each department chair or their designee. Additional attendees may attend for the cost of lunch. RSVP to Mary Beth Buchanan, email@example.com.
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OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Oregon Museum of Science
Thursday, November 3, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Join your colleagues for the Opening Night Reception at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Enjoy fine food, drinks and fellowship with your planning colleagues in this beautiful Portland location.
Friday, November 4, 11:30am – 1:30pm
The annual Faculty Women’s Interest Group Luncheon, held on Friday, November 4, 2016, welcomes all faculty and students who are advocates for the advancement of women in the academy. This year, we will provide an update on FWIG activities and announce the recipients of the Marcia M. Feld Leadership Award and the Marsha Ritzdorf Award for the Best Student Work on Diversity, Social Justice and the Role of Women in Planning. As our usual tradition, we will also be celebrating the accomplishments of our members, so please be ready to share your achievements, both professional and personal.
Luncheon tickets are available via conference registration for $40 for faculty and a $20 subsidized rate for students. Faculty members should encourage their students to attend the luncheon, as this is a wonderful networking opportunity for them. We are always looking for junior FWIG members, so encourage your students!
The FWIG Luncheon is a great occasion to catch up with old friends, meet new colleagues, and to learn about ways to engage with FWIG. We hope to see you this year!
FRIDAY NIGHT RECEPTIONS (detail for how to host a Friday night reception)
Friday, November 4, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Spend Friday evening networking and socializing with alumnae from your alma mater! Check back for a complete schedule of alumnae receptions in mid-September.
PLENARY ASSEMBLY & FACULTY AWARDS CEREMONY
Keynote Speaker: Wim Wiewel, Portland State University
Saturday, November 5, 9:30am – 10:15am
Wim Wiewel assumed the presidency of Portland State University in August 2008. Under his leadership, the University pursues five strategic goals: Elevate student success; advance excellence in teaching and research; extend PSU’s leadership in community engagement; expand PSU’s commitment to equity; and innovate for long-term stability. The University has also focused on sustainability, and has undertaken $700 million in renovation and new construction.
Prior to coming to PSU, Wiewel was the provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at the University of Baltimore. From 1979-2004, Wiewel was with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where served as dean of the College of Business Administration and the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. He holds degrees in sociology and urban planning from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University.
Wiewel has authored or edited nine books and more than 65 articles and chapters that have appeared in publications and journals, including Economic Development Quarterly, Economic Geography and the Journal of the American Planning Association. His most recent books are Global Universities and Urban Development, The University as Urban Developer and Suburban Sprawl. He served as president of the ACSP during 2001-2003.
Along with the keynote address, ACSP will present the 2016 Faculty Awards. More details coming soon.
SATURDAY STUDENT RECEPTION
Saturday, November 5, 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Join fellow students for a lively reception at Rock Bottom Brewery. Rock Bottom Portland sits in the middle of downtown, offering a selection of clean, simple, surprising craft beer brewed in-house by Brewmaster and self-proclaimed Pale Ale devotee, Charlie Hutchins. Pair one of his signature brews with great food from the recently refreshed made-from-scratch menu for an evening of networking and fun.
Rock Bottom Brewery is located at 206 SW Morrison Street.