The Albuquerque City Council meets as a "Committee of the Whole," with the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning and the UNM community, on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. in the George Pearl Hall auditorium. George Pearl Hall is located on the corner of Central and Stanford NE on the UNM campus.

The purpose of the special meeting, Albuquerque 20/20: Design + Planning for Quality of Life + Economic Development, is to discuss how planning and design can help enhance quality of life for residents, while addressing the city's goals for economic development and urban growth. The meeting is set to precede the City Council's meeting to decide upon redistricting and budget approval.

AGENDA
Exploring the relationships between Design, Planning, Economic Development and Quality of Life in Albuquerque

1. Call to Order

2. Introduction (Chair Lewis, Councilor Benton)

CONTENT (20-30 minutes per topic, total)

3. The Albuquerque Image + Brand: Who are we? What are we offering; Who do we want to attract?

5 minute presentation by SA+P Dean Geraldine Forbes Isais

Public Comment, including faculty, students

Council Discussion

4. Growth + Development—How can land use, resource management, transportation, housing, business development and policy support our brand and expand our goals?

5-min faculty presentation

Public Comment, including faculty, students

Council Discussion

5. Town-Gown Relationships—How can we work together?

5-min faculty presentation

Public Comment, including faculty, students

Council Discussion

Media Contact: Carolyn Gonzales (505) 277-5920; email: cgonzal@unm.edu