For release: February 20, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey
Ken Reardon of Cornell University will address the issue of growth and redevelopment
around universities and other major institutions on Monday, February 25, at the University
of Memphis. He will discuss “Urban Design and Placemaking: The Emerging Role of Higher
Education and Other Major Institutions in Neighborhood Revitalization" from 1 to 3
p.m. in the Fogelman Executive Center, Room 123. The event is free and open to the
Universities, colleges, and other major institutions are among the largest landowners,
employers, and purchasers of services in urban areas. The real estate investment decisions
and employment practices of these institutions are having growing impacts on efforts
to revitalize economically challenged communities. Reardon will discuss the emerging
principles of good practice for community/university development partnerships in relation
to his recent work in New York City, East St. Louis, and New Orleans.
Reardon is currently an associate professor of city and regional planning at Cornell.
He will be joining the U of M this summer as a professor and director of the graduate
program in city and regional planning.This is the third workshop in the series “Urban
Design and Placemaking: A New Model for Growth and Redevelopment Around Universities
and Other Major Institutions." The series is funded by an Urban Land Institute Action
Grant and is sponsored by ULI-Memphis and the University of Memphis.