Monday, March 27, 2017

PEARLS Symposium and Ideas Exchange: April 8, 2017

Symposium and Ideas Exchange
April 8, 2017
At the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art
86 Water Street
Apalachicola, Florida 32320

9:00  Doors open
9:30 – 10:45 Ryan Rowberry and John Marshall
When "What's Old Is New Again" -- The Challenges of Tailoring Land Use Regulation and Tapping Technology

Ryan Rowberry is a tenured associate professor and the co-director for the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth. He teaches Property Law, Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law, and Anglo-American Legal History.

John Travis Marshall is an assistant professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, where he teaches Environmental Law, Land Use Law, and Property Law and serves as associate director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth.

11:00 – 12:00 Carey Shea
Finding, Fitting and Funding: Preserving the Old and Building the New in a Historic Southern Neighborhood

Carey Shea is the founder and executive director of Home by Hand a nonprofit housing development and advocacy organization headquartered in New Orleans. Prior to launching Home by Hand, Carey led Project Home Again, a recovery organization that built over 170 homes for families that had lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina.

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch at any of Apalachicola's fine restaurants
1:00 – 2:00 Richard Dagonhart
Ten Lessons for Designing and Preserving Small Towns

Educated in anthropology, city planning and architecture at the Universities of Arkansas and Pennsylvania, Richard Dagenhart is now Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.  Dagenhart’s  current teaching focuses on urban design, urban history and environmental issues with studios ranging from urban design strategies for sea level rise on the Georgia Coast to neighborhood preservation and redevelopment in Savannah and small towns across Georgia.

2:15 – 3:15 Ruffin Rhodes
The Hill: Past, Present and Future

Ruffin Rhodes, AIA is a Florida Registered Architect and owner and partner of Rhodes+Brito Architects located in Orlando, Florida.  It is one of the most respected mid-sized architectural practices in central Florida.  Ruffin was born in Apalachicola and is the oldest of four children.  He is the son of a retired Air Force Chief Master Sargent Ruffin L. Rhodes (deceased)  and Bertha Croom both from Apalachicola.  Ruffin has fond memories of Apalachicola and worked with his grandfather (Ruffin Rhodes) to build and repair many of the homes on the Hill as a teenager.

3:15 – 4:00  What's Next for Apalachicola?
Panel discussion with all our presenters and Q&A

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