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AIAWS | Section Lunch

November 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Role of Digital Technology in Placemaking

with Professor Deb Ryan, PLA of UNC Charlotte and Richard Petersheim, PLA of LandDesign

How should we consider the use of digital technology when creating an exceptional public realm? To consider that question, LandDesign partnered with the University of North Carolina, Charlotte School of Architecture in pursuit of insights and answers. After a research journey through naturally occurring gathering areas to highly manufactured spaces, Shout Charlotte, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Central London, the town gown collaboration resulted in a toolkit designed to inform and guide the process of layering digital technology into placemaking.

About our Speakers

Deb Ryan, PLA

Deb Ryan has a 30-year history of assisting communities and their leaders with urban design, historic preservation, downtown revitalization and civic engagement, and has advised city, state, and international organizations on creating vitality at cultural/historic sites and in urban places. She is a professional landscape architect and a Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC), a former member of the landscape architecture faculty at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and a Visiting Critic in Historic Preservation at Columbia University. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University.

Richard Petersheim, PLA

As a partner at LandDesign, Richard plays an integral role in driving LandDesign’s innovative and collaborative culture. Richard directs a passion urban design studio with focus on strategic urban planning, infill development, transit planning and station area design, and retail development. Richard always looks beyond the borders of the project to identify ways in which the improvements to the landscape add value to the adjoining context and reinforce the community goals.




Join us at Footnote Cafe in downtown Winston-Salem for an exciting presentation and a great lunch! We’ll see you there.

Remember — for non-members, please bring $15 (exact change only).


November 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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