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VISION Keynote: Community

July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


This event is FREE and open to the public. Join us in a great space for some good conversation!

This event provides 1.0 AIA HSW LU. Web registration required.


5:30 pm: Sign-in, networking
6:00 pm: Discussion, Q&A



Mark Johnson
Co-founder of Civitas. Mark is a regular lecturer at AIA, ASLA, APA, ULI events and a participant in many issue driven symposia around the world

VISION sponsors:


Venue Sponsor:


Braxton Brewery


Urban Design and Community

Urban design is emerging as a primary tool in the effort to make our cities more livable, equitable and healthy. This talk will engage in both theory and practice in contemporary urban design across the US and Canada, with an emphasis on the design of the public realm as a catalyst for stronger communities.

Speaker Bio

Mark Johnson, co-founder of Civitas, is a recognized thought leader in the regeneration of inner city, brownfield, and industrial areas. He has achieved national recognition for the design of complex urban redevelopment projects, each involving green infrastructure as a catalyst to economic, environmental, and social change. His work includes such notables as the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan and the planning and design for regeneration of Denver’s Stapleton International Airport among many others.

A professor and frequent lecturer, Mark is a regular speaker for ULI Forums, is faculty at the International Academy of Design and Health, Stockholm, a regular advisor to the Prague Institute for Planning, and visiting critic at the Harvard GSD.

He has become known through work and teaching for pushing the envelope of practice for landscape architects.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Understand the role that policy and physical design plays to influence public health.
  2. Examine the role of planning and design in historical and contemporary practice.
  3. Understand current best practices for the retrofitting of existing cities for better health and equity.

VISION is the “Architect’s Leadership Forum” of AIA Cincinnati, dedicated to professional advancement, firm development, and community outreach.


July 20
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Braxton Brewery
27 W 7th St
Covington, KY 41011 United States
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