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Thursday, April 13 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Finding Your City's Design Identity FILLING

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Every city has a unique history, a distinct vernacular of environment and culture. Owning and expanding this authentic sense of place is critical to how cities carve out compelling identities for current and potential residents. How can your city embrace its own design story as it develops its built environment?

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Jim Richardson

Senior Associate, VMDO Architects
A Senior Associate at VMDO, Jim strives to find and celebrate the unique qualities of each place in order to create authentic, meaningful, and enduring architecture. Jim’s design work is distinctive for its thoughtful balance of conceptual coherence and resolved ingenuity, founded in a deep understanding of site, function, and performance. His work demonstrates craft with attention to details that derive from a belief that place and materials... Read More →

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Josh Martin

Senior Advisor to the Mayor, City of Charleston
Named as one of the top 30 young professional urban planners in 2009 by Next American City, Josh Martin possesses over fourteen (14) years of public, private, and non-profit sector urban planning and real estate development management experience. Josh has managed numerous strategic real estate development projects including complex mixed-use urban infill projects; development feasibility and financial studies; and retail and commercial schemes... Read More →
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Marie Schacht

Director, Hopscotch Design Festival
Marie believes in ruckus making and positivity. She works to help make the world more fun. Besides loving to ask questions and turn strangers into friends, she's the Director of Hopscotch Design Festival in Raleigh, NC and a coach for the altMBA.
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Jason Segedy

Planning Director, City of Akron
Jason Segedy is the Director of Planning and Urban Development for the City of Akron, Ohio. Jason has worked in the urban planning field for the past 21 years. His passion is creating great spaces and places where people can live, work, and play.


Kelsey Huelsman

Scribe, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 207, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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