Daniel Management Center
(located in the College of Business Administration building)
March 26 – 27, 2001

University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Monday, March 26, 2001

8:45      Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:15      Welcome  

Bruce C. Coull, Dean, USC School of the Environment
Kirstin Dow, PhD, USC Department of Geography

9:30      Introductory Remarks  

Rutherford H. Platt, PhD, Department of Geography, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Director, Ecological Cities Project

9:45     Break

10:00    Session I: Urban Landscapes and Environmental Ideals

  • The Hitchcock Woods: An Urban Forest – Harry E. Shealy, Jr. Department of Biology, USC-Aiken and Chair of the Woods Management Committee for the Hitchcock Woods, and Gary O. Burger, Forest Manager Hitchcock Woods
  • The Sustainable Southern City as Villa - Joseph Burton and Tim Dotson, Graduate Architecture Design and Theory, Clemson
  • Tree Protection during Planning and Development: Essential Approaches for Community Livability and Economy – Donald Ham and Karl Pokorny, Principals, The Laurus Group
  • Human-Wildlife Interfacing: When Raucous Raccoons Meet Picky People – Candace Cummings, Wildlife Associate, Department of Forest Resources, Clemson University
  • Shaping The Urban Landscape For Energy Efficiency - Mary Haque, Department of Horticulture, Lolly Tai, Department of Landscape Architecture, and Don Ham, Clemson University
Noon   Lunch 

1:00      Session II: Representing and Knowing the Urban Environment

  • Lawson’s Fork: Literary Adventure and Community Celebration – David Taylor, formerly of Converse College 
  • The “Real Work” of Urban Re-Inhabitation – Christopher Preston, Department of Philosophy, USC-Columbia 
  • The Foodshed, Urban Agriculture, and Sustainable Cities- Lance Howard, Department of History and Geography, Clemson University
  • Meanings and Objectives for South Carolina Home Gardeners – Gail Wagner, Department of Anthropology, USC-Columbia
2:30      Break

2:45      Session III: Ecological Processes and Urban Politics

  • The Connection between Municipal Water Use, Water Quality, and Regional Ecosytems – Marshall Lawson 
  • Urban rainfall, runoff, and water quality (working title) – Greg Carbone, Department of Geography, USC -Columbia 
  • Tourism Development in Charleston –  Rich Harrill, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture and Thomas D. Potts, Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University
  • Implementing “Environmental Justice” in South Carolina’s Cities: The Challenge of Turning Admirable Concepts into Meaningful Change - Kim Diana Connolly, University of South Carolina, School of Law, Environmental Law Clinic
  • Race, Recreation, And Civic Identity – Daniel Vivian, South Carolina History and Archives Center
5:00      Adjourn to Reception – Top of Capstone Building overlooking Columbia

Tuesday, March 27, 2001

8:30     Continental Breakfast

8:45      Paper Sessions: Historical Development and Ecological Change

  • Advocacy and Implementation of Landuse Programs in South Carolina, Sam Passmore, Director of Landuse Programs for The Coastal Conservation League
  • Smart Growth Toolkits for Local and Regional Governments –  F. James Cumberland, Senior Research Associate,  Center for Environmental Policy, Institute of Public Affairs; University of South Carolina 
  • Legal Regime of Landuse planning in South Carolina – Randy Lowell and Mark Freeze, von Oppenfeld, Hiser, & Freeze 
  • Vacant land as an Urban Resource, Dr. Ann Bowman, Department of Government and International Studies, USC- Columbia 
  • Local Elected Officials' Perceptions of Growth, Growth Management Policies, and Quality of Life in South Carolina - Dr. Angela Halfacre, Department of Political Science, College of Charleston
  • Urban History and Social Policy (tentative title) - Dr. Scott Henderson, Department of Education, Furman University 
10:00    Break

10:15     Working Sessions  

  • Historical Development and Ecological Change
  • Ecological Processes and Urban Politics
  • Urban Landscapes and Environmental Ideals
  • Representing and Knowing the Urban Environment

Noon:  Lunch 

1:30      Working Group Summaries

2:45      Conference Wrap-Up and Conclusions  

Kirstin Dow, Conference Convenor

3:30      Colloquium - Free and open to the public

"The Exploding Megalopolis: Urban Greenspace Strategies of the 21st Century"
Rutherford H. Platt, Ph.D. 

4:30     Adjourn

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