Raleigh Urban Design Center – Education Forums – Fall 2013 through Spring 2014

Raleigh 2025 – What’s Downtown Got To Do With It?

The Downtown conversation continues with a look to how the city will fare over the next 10+ years. The upcoming series will address how the city will look, feel, and function. We continue to examine how people who live, work, or visit experience the place by taking into consideration:

  • What innovations are likely to be implemented?
  • How will people move around the city and beyond?
  • How will people live and is the quality of life enhanced or diminished?
  • How will the city be feeding itself in an era of diminishing resources and increasing carbon footprint?
  • What is the employment perspective?
  • Which industries will lead the city to the future?
  • What can visitors expect?
  • What will the tourism industry look like?
  • How will children and the elderly experience the city?
  • What can and should we do?
  • Will the creative sector have a place in Raleigh’s future?
  • What does it look like?


October 23, 2013
 – The Great American Downtown – 2025

October 30, 2013 – Urban Forestry – Sustainable Street Tree Requirements for New Development

November 13, 2013 – Future Food Raleigh: Feeding the Metropolis

December 4, 2013 – Jobs + Talent 2025

January 15, 2014 – Is Housing a Choice?

February 5, 2014 – Stormwater in Raleigh: Time for an Upgrade?

February 12, 2014 – Back to the Future in Raleigh

March 19, 2014 – Ten Years Out: How Shall Downtown Living Be for Children, Families, and Elders?

April 23, 2014 – Population Growth, Sustainability, and the Need for Urban Greenspace

May 21, 2014 – Downtown: An Engine for Wake County’s Tourism Strategy

June 18, 2014 – The Future of Solid Waste Management in Raleigh

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