The Power of Place Summit
Friday, May 14, 2010 – Rhode Island Convention Center
Playing to our Strengths – Transforming our Economy
Believing intently that Rhode Island has all the ingredients to transform itself into an economic and cultural leader, Grow Smart will convene the 3rd Biennial Power of Place Summit on Friday, May 14, 2010 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Among the goals for the Summit is to increase the capacity of public and private decision makers to recognize the opportunities for playing more effectively to our strengths and capitalizing on our many place-based assets.
The Summit is expected to draw up to 500 opinion leaders ranging from federal, state and local officials, academics, developers, architects and real estate professionals to planners, investors and staff from many policy advocacy groups. The program will examine the opportunities to achieve sustainable economic prosperity using strategies that revitalize urban and town centers, increase housing options and affordability, promote clean and efficient transportation choices, maintain a vital agricultural sector and that ensure responsible stewardship of our natural resources.
Grow Smart has always championed a multi-issue approach to our future well-being. We’re grateful to our sponsors and our many partners that collaborate with us in presenting this Summit. We will continue to leverage their talents, ideas and energy in transforming our beloved and quirky Rhode Island into an economic and cultural leader for this and future generations.