Lecture: 9/26 6:00pm Paul Morris

Monday, September 27, 2010
Burns Auditorium, Kamphoefner Hall
Lecture to commence at 6:00 PM
2010-11 Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: “Challenging the Default”
“Heathier Living Through Design” A Public Lecture by Paul Morris, FASLA President, Greenleaf Strategies, Inc.

Paul Morris, FASLA, will focus on the connection between land use and transportation and public health. The failure of municipalities to recognize this connection in the past has led to the development of unhealthy communities lacking in sustainable transportation infrastructure, such as sidewalks, bike lanes, or low cost public transportation. These communities also often lack green infrastructure — parks, green roofs, trees. Morris will look at how the design and planning professions are contributing to the creation of model practices that can be
offered as tool boxes or menus for various communities and he will offer specific examples of such practices.

Paul Morris is a planning and development strategist committed to bringing authenticity and lasting value to the creation of walkable, mixed-use, and compact environments that provides mobility choice for all. As a recognized planning and design authority in urban regeneration, transit oriented development, sustainability and public-private partnerships, he facilitates rapid consensus on complex and controversial topics; applying technical rigor and political savvy to sustainable outcomes. Prior to launching Greenleaf Strategies Paul spent 8 years at Parsons Brinckerhoff – rising from professional associate to executive VP and global director, strategic consulting and sustainability. For two years he guided sustainable investment policies, green-building programs and signature partnerships at Cherokee Partners here in Raleigh, NC. Paul has taught at Universities and lectured at conferences and symposia – including Congressional Black Caucus, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Design Forum of Israel and the Royal Institute of British Architects. In addition, Paul is a frequent and gracious studio critic and seminar participant in the College of Design. This is Paul’s second appearance in our Landscape Architecture Lecture Series.