The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will explore some great success stories from throughout Baltimore and Maryland as well as practical strategies for identifying and overcoming barriers to more sustainable development in the rest of the nation. For more details on the tours, please visit the Tours Page.
The conference program will feature some great case studies from the region, including the challenges as well as some inspirational success stories. There will be case studies and best practices from across the country that will provide great examples of how other communities are tackling the same issues, including theirs successes and lessons-learned. For more details on the program, please visit the Program Page.
This not-to-be-missed national conference also includes other exciting special features and optional workshops, with new special events and networking activities to be added soon! For more details on special features and optional workshops, please visit the Special Features Page.
Dates: January 29 - 31, 2015
Location: Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland.
14th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference: Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities.
January 29 - 31, 2015
Join the National Association of Regional Councils for the 2015 National Conference of Regions. This conference is a forum for locally-elected officials and their Regional Councils to explore federal policy issues, and discuss NARC’s legislative priorities for the 114th Congress. Topics covered at the Conference will include the reauthorization of transportation legislation, water quality issues, the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and the current federal and local fiscal picture, among other policy issues that affect the success of Regional Councils.
Los Angeles will be the perfect backdrop for three days of learning, relationship building, and highlighting the history and successes of our work. It is a global city, with strengths in innovation, industry, entertainment, and culture. With its diverse population, thriving business sector, and vibrant communities, the City of Angels has risen above many challenges by championing sustainability initiatives. The funders who have volunteered to help plan the conference and TFN staff are laying the groundwork for a tremendous program and are preparing to make this a rewarding and memorable event. The conference will deliver rich programming, interactive mobile workshops, and abundant networking opportunities.
Here’s some of what to expect:
- Learning from the Place mobile workshops and sessions;
- Perspectives from local leaders on public initiatives;
- Foundation executives on the role of philanthropy;
- Opportunities to bridge economic, social, and land use planning in urban and rural environments; and
- A chance to recharge, be inspired, and have fun with old and new colleagues. Visit their website for more information
Sustainability. Climate change. Transportation. Economic development. What’s at the top of your community’s planning agenda? Come to the peak event in planning and come away with the answers you need. Preview the lineup of tracks and symposia.