Power of Place Summit - Friday, May 11, 2011
Leveraging the Power of Place for a Stronger Rhode Island Economy April 19, 2012

Register Online Now

Rhode Island Convention Center Friday May 11, 2012

   Register at the Summit Webpage

Early-Bird Registration
Expires Friday at 11:59 p.m.


2012 Summit Sponsors

Grow Smart Rhode Island

Board of Directors

Howard M. Kilguss

Chairman of the Board

Susan Arnold
William Baldwin
Daniel A. Baudouin
Samuel J. Bradner
Kenneth Burnett
Joseph Caffey
Kathleen Connell
Gib Conover
Jen Cookke
Trudy Coxe
Kristin A. DeKuiper
Dennis DiPrete
Dr. David Dooley
Stephen J. Farrell
Michael L. Friedman
Wilfred L. Gates
Akhil C. Gupta
Junior Jabbie
Stanley J. Kanter
Jason E. Kelly
Basil Lee
Stephen M. Maiorisi
Kelly Nickson Morris
Donald W. Powers
John A. Rupp
Richard Schartner
Lucie G. Searle
Deming E. Sherman
Pamela M. Sherrill
Julia Anne M. Slom
Jonathan F. Stone
Martha L. Werenfels

Directors Emeritus

Arnold "Buff" Chace

Louise Durfee, Esq.
Michael S. Hudner
Michael F. Ryan
W. Edward Wood


Scott Wolf

Executive Director

Sheila Brush

Director of Programs

John Flaherty

Director of Research & Communications

Leslie Denomme

Executive Assistant for Finance

Dorothy Dauray

Office Assistant

Lauren Pendergast

Training Coordinator


You're among the 3,758 civic leaders, state & local officials, development professionals, investors, decision-makers and visionary citizens getting the latest news, happenings and trends in the local smart growth movement.

See who's already registered

  • 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.

    More about Chris Leinberger Here.

    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

    Click HERE to view the full program including speakers.

  • 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.

    Find out more

    Confirmed exhibitors include:

  • Watch our Summit commercial
  • :: 401-273-5711

    Forward email

    This email was sent to jflaherty@growsmartri.org by jflaherty@growsmartri.com |  

    Grow Smart Rhode Island | 235 Promenade Street, Suite 550 | Providence | RI | 02908

    No virus found in this message.
    Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
    Version: 10.0.1424 / Virus Database: 2411/4946 - Release Date: 04/19/12