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Talks at Twelve: Mildred Warner, Thursday, November 14, 2013

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Planning Across Generations: New Approaches to Planning and Economic Development
Mildred Warner, City & Regional Planning, Cornell University

Thursday, November 14, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Beebe Hall, 2nd floor conference room


This talk is free and open to all. No registration is required. Lunch will be served. Metered parking is available in the Plantations lot across the road from Beebe Hall.

The needs of families with young children and seniors wanting to age in place are not adequately addressed in many communities. The Planning Across Generations project brings new approaches to planning and economic development which acknowledge the changing needs of residents across the life course – children, young families and seniors. Dr. Warner will present a theoretical framework for this new planning paradigm and describe preliminary results based on surveys of community level planning for families and for seniors.

Dr. Mildred E. Warner is a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Her work focuses primarily on local government service delivery, economic development, and planning across generations. Dr. Warner's research explores the impact of privatization and devolution on local government and the role of human services as part of the social infrastructure for economic development. Her work shows potential for market based solutions in public service delivery but also raises cautions about the uneven incidence of market approaches. Her work on planning across generations explores new community development models for addressing human services and linking the needs of children and elders. Dr. Warner has received major research grants from the US Dept. of Agriculture to study planning across generations and shared service delivery, and the impacts of devolution and privatization on local governments. Copies of her recent articles and research can be found at mildredwarner.org.

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