Dave Reid

Planners as Leaders and Managers

By - Apr 10th, 2010 08:21 am
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This lecture is free and open to the public.  The Charles Causier Memorial Lecture is held annually at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Department of Urban Planning in honor of the late alumnus and colleague.  Charles Causier worked passionately as a professional planner, citizen planner and inspirational educator.  This marks the seventh year of the Causier Lecture.  It has been registered for 1.5 CM credit hours.

Dr. Ed Blakely holds a joint doctorate in Management and Education from the University of California at Los Angeles.  He has over 40 years of international experience in the areas of urban and regional planning, disaster management, and sustainable development.  In 2007, Dr. Blakely was appointed by Mayor C. Ray Nagin to lead the recovery of New Orleans, a post which Blakely held until 2009.  He was charged with not only addressing the immediate damage from the hurricane but also with designing a comprehensive strategy to address pre-existing problems in New Orleans.  Blakely was required to assemble a staff on short notice and with meager funding.  He hopes that every project proposed will be completed within the next few years and will transform the economic, housing, and civic infrastructure of New Orleans.

Dr. Blakely believes that New Orleans is the perfect storm because it can help planners and policy-makers to re-examine urban places and determine what is needed for them to be environmentally and economically resilient.  Blakeley will review what we can learn from New Orleans, as well as ways to re-position a dying economy.  He will also outline the best ways to include low-income groups in revitalization efforts.

For additional information, please consult our website: http://www4.uwm.edu/sarup/planning/deptnews.html#2010causier.

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (reception to follow the lecture)
UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) – Room 170
2131 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201

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