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Innovative Approaches to Investing in Infrastructure to Support Community & Economic Revitalization

Friday, May 5, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
RI Convention Center
Networking & breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Free (registration required)

Many municipal comprehensive plans include the goal of encouraging community and economic revitalization in their urban and town centers to accommodate our state’s need for growth. However, a key challenge is a lack of suitable public infrastructure to attract private investment for such development, including adequate capacity for water and sewer as well as a variety of other utilities, innovative stormwater management, parking, lighting, sidewalks and transit infrastructure, among others.

This forum will examine resources and programs in Rhode Island and elsewhere to support infrastructure investments, including Massachusetts’ competitive, no-match state grant funding program to help cities and towns achieve the critical infrastructure necessary to support revitalization.


Keynote Speaker

Gregory P. Bialecki, Principal, Redgate Real Estate
(and Former Massachsuetts Cabinet Secretary, Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development)

The Economics of Infrastructure

Featured Speakers & Presenters

Erica Kreuter, MassWorks Infrastructure Program Director
Jeff Davis, Principal Planner, Horsley Witten
Michael Baer, Senior Advisor, RI Infrastructure Bank
Barbara Fields, Executive Director, Rhode Island Housing
Michael D’Alessandro, RI Division of Planning
Rhode Island Commerce Corporation