CCDC offers symposium, "Free Range Neighborhoods: Designing Everyday Natural Places to Motivate Outdoor Play in a Risk Averse Society"


Artwork created by a participant in the "Children at Play" project.

In conjunction with its "Children at Play" exhibition, the Charlottesville Community Design Center and Stonehaus present a full-day symposium, "Free Range Neighborhoods: Designing Everyday Natural Places to Motivate Outdoor Play in a Risk Averse Society." Featured speakers include:

Richard J. Dolesh, Senior Director of Public Policy for the National Recreation and Park Association in Washington, D.C.
Tim Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia School of Architecture .
Nilda Cosco, PhD, Research Associate Professor and Education Specialist, the Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, North Carolina State University.
Tim Gill, Writer and consultant, MA Philosophy, London University.
Robin Moore, Dipl.Arch, MCP, Professor of Landscape Architecture; Director, Natural Learning Initiative, North Carolina State University.

In addition, there will be a design charrette focusing on Belvedere, an eco-frindly neighborhood designated for 207 acres off Rio Road. Click through to the registration website. 100 5th St. NE. 984-2232.