2013 Massachusetts Smart Growth Conference

The 2013 Massachusetts Smart Growth Conference will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center:

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Registration: $50

For more details about the program, and to register, visit the conference website: http://ma-smartgrowth.org

Highlights include:

-        Morning keynote: Governor Deval Patrick

-        “Front Porch” Conversation with MassDevelopment CEO Marty Jones, including:

  • Sec. Greg Bialecki, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
  • Barry Bluestone, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University
  • Elizabeth Kneebone, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
  • Alexie Torres-Fleming, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice

-        Afternoon keynote: Dr. Manuel Pastor, with an introduction by Lisa Davis of the Ford Foundation. Dr. Pastor is the author of books such as:

  • Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions
  • Regions that Work: How Cities and Suburbs Can Grow Together
  • Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future

-        Plus a dozen workshops with innovating practitioners, academics, developers and policy experts, including voices like:

  • Author and developer Chris Leinberger, The Option of Urbanism
  • National expert on BIDs: Marco Li Mandri from New City America
  • Developer of Assembly Square: Don Briggs from Federal Realty
  • Zoning and community housing leader: Eli Spevak from Orange Splot LLC
  • Race and justice expert: David Harris from Harvard University
  • Business leaders such as Dan Curtin of Zipcar and Rick Dimino of A Better City
  • Community developers Danny Leblanc of Somerville Community Corporation and Jessica Andors of Lawrence CommunityWorks who are leading Great Neighborhoods initiatives

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