500 turn out to learn, network and build consensus about the most effective ways to leverage the Power of Place for a stronger Rhode Island economy
The Board and staff of Grow Smart thank the many people and organizations that contributed to an inspiring and energizing day for those working to shape strong and vibrant communities.
Read more about it in the Projo article.
Two very compelling keynote presentations by Chris Leinberger and Geoff Anderson about the economics of land-use and the demographic drivers of smart growth still has conference go-ers buzzing.
Online video of the entire keynote presentation, along with subject matter clips for easy sharing, is coming soon. Stay tuned.
Powerpoints coming too!
If you were moved by a particular session at the Summit and want to access the powerpoint, stay tuned. We're still gathering them and will announce when they'll be available on Grow Smart's website.
Rhode Island Planners keep Summit
ideas moving forward
The state chapter of the American Planning Association hosts an informal Summit debrief
Planners and Summit attendees gathered last evening (5.23) at The Salon in downtown Providence. Guest were invited to come and discuss what excited them most - what ideas were most intriguing - and how best to remain focused on implementing these ideas to realize the resulting community and economic benefits.
Grow Smart will continue to advance ideas and best practices through its website, Facebook page and blog.
Any interested person is welcome to submit a
"guest post" to Grow Smart's blog.