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Keynote: Walkable Diversity in Future Desert Cities

Emily Talen

  • School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Sally Kitch

  • Institute for Humanities Research

Urban planners are now focused on increasing the nation’s supply of pedestrian-based, socially diverse human settlements. This “walkable diversity” encapsulates the merger between social justice and environmental sustainability. Emily Talen's keynote lecture will review the state of the pursuit of walkable diversity, including research debates, implementation hurdles, and entrenched conflicts over strategies and priorities. Respondent Sally Kitch will address "Avoiding Utopianism."

This is the keynote address for the Desert Cities Symposium, November 20, 2015.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
5:00 p.m. Reception
5:30 p.m. Lecture