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Friday, October 16 • 10:25am - 11:55am
The Cultural Interpretation of Cities LIMITED

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Renee Kemp Rotan, urban designer is interested in the comparative, cross-cultural, and inter-disciplinary understanding of urban culture--not as the static legacy of the past--but rather as a dynamic projection of cultural interpretations that challenge convention to establish future expressions and directives for community development. This lecture explores the gaps, challenges, strategies to advance the burgeoning field of socially responsible design through the examples of the Railroad Reservation Park, The Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail, the African American community of Rosedale, Fort Worth Texas; Auburn Avenue Civil Rights Street Museum, her international design competition submission for the Cairo Museum and her curatorial debut The Freedom Exhibition and the Power of Place: The Comparative Civil Rights Photography of Spider Martin and Peter Magubane, Segregation in the American South and Apartheid in South Africa. As a well-advanced interdisciplinary planning strategist, Kemp-Rotan will focus on urban design, public improvements, community development; and the cultural interpretation of cities that lead to establishing public/private investment and dollars for national redevelopment models at the neighborhood scale.


Renee Kemp-Rotan

Renee Kemp Rotan, Urban Designer has served numerous US mayors. Birmingham: Director of Grants and Special Projects; Former: Director, Capital Projects, including $175 million in bond issues for city construction; Director, Master Planning for $50 million Railroad Reservation Park... Read More →

Friday October 16, 2015 10:25am - 11:55am
01 - Rhythms Sheraton Hotel
  • CEU Hours 1.5