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New Urbanism subject of Hendrix panel

Posted: April 4, 2014 - 4:07pm

Sustainable and eco-friendly living is the subject of a planned panel discussion at Hendrix College.

The college will host “New Urbanism: Classic Concepts for New Communities” Monday, April 14 in the Worsham Student Performance Hall at the Student Life and Technology Center.

The discussion will focus on how to create more livable, sustainable and eco-friendly cities.

The program is co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.

New Urbanism, a movement among developers, architects and city planners to build close-knit neighborhoods with significant human interaction will be discussed in a panel moderated by Pulaski County Judge and Hendrix alumnus Buddy Villines.

The panel will include: Galina Tachieva of Duany Planter-Zyberk & Company, Architects and Town Planners (DPZ); Rob Sharp, director of design for ERC Companies; Hendrix sociology professor Dr. Stella Capek; and Ward Davis, CEO of The Village at Hendrix.

Following the panel there will be a guided tour of the Village at Hendrix in an illustration of the principles of New Urbanism.

New Urbanism was the thinking at the head of the Village’s construction. The site was to be developed as a walkable community with both residential and commercial use.

The Village broke ground in 2007.

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