Preservation Conference

On June 19, 2009, Nan Ellin spoke about Canalscape at a session on “Infill as a Sustainable Strategy,” at the Seventh Annual Arizona Statewide Historic Preservation Partnership Conference. The other two presenters in this session, titled “Infill as a Sustainable Strategy” were Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and Kimber Lanning, Executive Director of Local First Arizona. You can find the program here. The description of the session reads:

Speakers: Terry Goddard, Attorney General, State of Arizona; Kimber Lanning, Executive Director, Local First Arizona; Nan Ellin, Director, Urban & Metropolitan Studies, Arizona State University. Discussion will revolve around re-purposing old buildings, or the Adaptive Reuse of Existing Buildings, and methods Phoenix can use to encourage density and infill in order to become a more sustainable city. Additionally, Nan Ellin will discuss Canalscape, which is a strategy for protecting and celebrating the historic and modern canals of the Phoenix region by creating mixed-use urban infill where they meet major streets and by enhancing the canal banks to encourage alternative non-motorized transportation and provide alternative energy sources (wind, hydro, solar, geothermal).