June, 2017 Luncheon
Speaker: Kate Pearce, AICP, Senior Planner, City of Raleigh, Project Manager Dorothea Dix Park
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Topic: Dix Park: The Creation of America’s Next Great Public Space
Summary: The City of Raleigh’s acquisition of the Dorothea Dix Campus presents an unprecedented opportunity to create America’s next great public park. Kate Pearce, Senior Planner, with the City of Raleigh will share the story of the evolution of the property and provide a window into the upcoming planning process.
About the presenter: Kate Pearce is the Senior Planner for Dorothea Dix Park for the City of Raleigh. As the project manager, she is responsible for the stewardship, use, and future planning of the park. Prior to joining the City, she worked as both an urban planning and business management consultant. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a MBA from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also has completed certificate courses at the London School of Economics, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and the Central American Institute for International Affairs.