Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 5:15-6:15pm, Online
Topic: WHERE ARE THE FAMILIES IN NEW URBANISM?
How can new urbanism compete with suburbia in the eyes of families with children?
Jennifer Griffin will be a key guest in our discussion group. Jennifer Griffin is an architect, urban designer, and founding principal of J Griffin Design, LLC. She has worked in the US, Europe, and Central America on a variety of projects, from small-scale renovations and additions of historic structures, to mixed-use urban infill projects, to master plans at both the neighborhood and regional scales. Her work has received both national and international accolades, including four Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Awards as well as an Award of Excellence in Urban Design from the global organization INTBAU.
At its core, Jennifer’s work is rooted in a deep understanding of the relationship between the built environment and human flourishing, striving to create places and spaces that support our ability to live well in community with each other. In addition, Jennifer has conducted research and written specifically on the topic of family-friendly cities, highlighting strategies for building cities where families with children from all economic backgrounds can thrive. Jennifer has lectured throughout the US, and has served on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Oklahoma, and the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art.