Community Growth and Development Conference

  • Dates: September 16, 2022 - September 17, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Presenting Organization: NC State College of Design
  • Venue: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 421 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601


The NC State College of Design is thrilled to restart the formerly named Urban Design Conference. In September 2022, we are embracing a new name, The Community Growth and Development Conference, and a broader perspective. We will address urban and rural issues and challenges, expand the geography of the conference across North Carolina, and focus on topics that will have a broader appeal.

Who should attend:

We embrace Design Thinking. Therefore, we encourage our traditional design partners and audience to engage and attend. We also want to invite a broader range of disciplines as well, including engineers, scientists, economists, real estate interests, travel and tourism specialists, community organizers, and specialists in transportation, affordable housing and gentrification to attend. We strongly encourage elected officials to attend. We will offer CEU’s to architects and landscape architects.

Program Highlights:

Thursday, September 15, 2022:

  • Day: Mobile Workshops
  • Evening: Red Chair Chat with Chancellor Randy Woodson and Guests

Friday, September 16, 2022:

  • Morning:
    • Panel discussion: Climate Change Design Imperatives
    • Town Hall (3 interactive breakout sessions)
  • Midday:
    • Panel discussion: Transportation Design Challenges and Imperatives
  • Afternoon:
    • Closing session: Thought Leader Session
    • Social and Networking