Aligning the Fields of Urban Planning/Design and Economic Development

Chicago, March 6, 2015

NBBJ Principal Alex Krieger will join other leading practitioners in urban design/planning and economic development to discuss how each field can better inform one another in the context of the changing global economy and its effects on urban growth. This one day summit, sponsored by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Ford Foundation, will allow attendees to compare and contrast the goals, frameworks, tools and activities of each discipline as applied to particular types of emerging urban challenges and opportunities, with the intended outcome of developing a more systematic integration of the two fields.