The Emerging Suburban Century: Patterns‚ Opportunities and Challenges

This conference will explore the ramifications of America's transition from an urban−…

Georgia (Apr 9, 2002) — The Emerging Suburban Century: Patterns‚ Opportunities and Challenges

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Abstract

This conference will explore the ramifications of America's transition from an urban−dominated society to a suburban−dominated one. In metro Atlanta‚ one of the fastest growing regions in the country‚ the growth and transition over the past 20 years have been phenomenal.



This conference‚ sponsored by the Department of Sociology‚ Geography‚ Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Kennesaw State University‚ will examine:



Suburban demographics

Physical and human environments of suburbia

Transportation

Planning

Images of suburbia

The impact of crime

Who:

Participants include representatives from business‚ non−profit and government agencies.

The keynote speaker will be John J. Palen‚ a leading researcher and scholar on urban and suburban issues.



When:

Friday‚ May 10‚ 8 a.m. − 5:30 p.m.



Schedule:



9 a.m. − Keynote speaker

10 a.m. − Geographic Information Systems presentation. GIS is a computer−based system of storing‚ displaying and manipulating geographically referenced data.

11:30 a.m.‚ 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. − Panel discussions

Where:

Burruss Building‚ Room 151

Kennesaw State University



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Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100 offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.




A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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