What happens when people disagree about how land should be used?

Working with the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Anthony Wenndt ’15 has organized a discussion series on Land Use and Conflict, Nov. 21–22.

Wenndt, a Russian and biology double major with a concentration in global development studies, has arranged discussions with experts from Iowa State, University of Iowa, and Grinnell. They will discuss this timely and important topic in a rural context on Thursday, and an urban context on Friday.

All events are free and open to the public.


Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21-22 Rosenfield Center Room 101.

Session 1: Rurality

7:30 - 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21

Is Rural Land Use Conflict a Proxy for Other Conflicts?
Dr. Gary Taylor
Associate Professor & Extension Specialist
Community & Regional Planning, Iowa State University
Pros and Cons of CAFOs: The Iowa Perspective on Land Conflict
Dr. Stewart Melvin
Project Manager
Curry Wille and Assoc. PC
Contested Frontiers: Indigenous Land Conflicts and Resistance from Bolivia to Botswana
Dr. J. Montgomery Roper
Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology
Chair of Global Development Studies, Grinnell College

Session 2: Urbanity

Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Emancipation, Urban Planning, and Community Preservation:  The Case of St. Helena Island, South Carolina
Dr. Charles Connerly '68
Professor and Director
School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Iowa
President, 2011-2013, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
Poverty Housing and the Sorted City: The Redevelopment of Public Housing in San Francisco
Dr. Jane Rongerude
Faculty Director, GPIDEA Masters Degree in Community Development
Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Regional Planning
Iowa State University

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