Summit: Leveraging the Power of Place for a Stronger Rhode Island Economy
Keynote address will connect demand for great place-making with economic opportunity in a knowledge-based economy
Prominent national real estate developer, land use strategist, teacher, researcher and author Christopher Leinberger and Smart Growth America’s Geoff Anderson will headline Summit with a co-presentation about how 21st century economic and demographic trends can be a competitive advantage for Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Smart Growth Progress Report
Then hear from officials in Rhode Island who are among the leading change agents shaping Rhode Island’s quality of place and economic future.
- Kevin M. Flynn, Associate Director, RI Division of Planning (Moderator)
- Keith W. Stokes, Executive Director, RI Economic Development Corporation
- Janet L. Coit, Director, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
- Michael P. Lewis, Director, Rhode Island Department of Transportation
Break-out sessions aim to advance, accelerate Smart Growth and its community and economic benefits
More than 20 sessions will cover everything from Main Street revitalization to urban farming, “game-changer” economic development projects, tax credit incentive programs, regulatory reform, neighborhood improvement and affordability strategies, response to sea level rise, improving mass transit and more
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Promote your organization at the Summit
Put your organization in front of up to 500 people at the Summit. There are nine (9) exhibit spaces left. Exhibit space cost is $450.
Confirmed exhibitors include:
- American Planning Association – RI Chapter
- Cecil Group
- DiPrete Engineering
- Horsley Witten Group
- Nexamp, Inc.
- O’Hearne Associates
- Pawtucket Foundation
- Resource Control Associates
- Rhode Island Agricultural Partnership
- Rhode Island Department of HEALTH
- Rhode Island Farm Bureau/RINLA
- Rhode Island Housing
- Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
- Rhode Island Tourism District Network
- Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
- Washington Trust