Date: June 8 - 12, 2014
Location: Portland, Oregon
Description: The Making Cities Livable movement promotes appropriate human scale architecture, mixed-use housing and retail, and a compact urban fabric of blocks, streets and squares, and outdoor venues. The goal is to create “cities of short distances” where balanced transportation planning makes possible commuting via pedestrian networks, bicycle networks, traffic quietened streets, and public transportation.
Date: August 25 - 26, 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Description: This two-day conference focuses on the health benefits of green infrastructure — for our economy, our ecosystem and our communities. Conference attendees will learn how to advance the social, economic and ecosystem health of communities by utilizing living green infrastructure such as urban forests, green roofs and walls, bioswales, rain gardens, meadowlands, and wetlands.
To register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/911084375
Date: September 21-24, 2014
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
This annual conference brings together citizen advocates, developers, business leaders, planners, local elected officials, transit operators and government officials from more than 300 communities to discuss and showcase ways of building livable communities with innovative mass transit. About 1,000 participants are expected.
Date: October 20 - 22, 2014
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Description: This conference brings together leading experts to focus on farming, land use, and food policy. Best practices will be showcased that protect farmland, support the next generation of farmers, encourage job creation and create opportunities in local and regional food systems. The conference will encourage collaboration between agricultural interests and communities to support agricultural viability and vibrant community food systems.