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Providence Preservation Society Symposium – November 6-8, 2014

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The 2013-2014 Providence Symposium speaker series is cultivating an important dialogue on preservation, development and quality of place, with a specific focus on Downtown Providence. From open space to transportation, economic assets to partnerships, we explore the key components in the making of a great city.

The series brings national experts to Providence to talk about creating healthy and successful urban environments. Join us and take part in this critical conversation about our city.

Speaker Schedule:

Thursday, November 6

  • 5:30pm: Mark Mallory Mayor of Cincinnati 2005 – 2013. Discussion facilitated by Barbara Fields, Former Regional Director, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
  • 7:30pm: Reception at Industrial Trust, 25th Floor

Friday, November 7

  • 8:00am: Symposium Registration opens
  • 8:30am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 9:00am: Gabe Klein Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation, 2011 – 2013, Director, District of Columbia Department of Transportation 2008 – 2010. Discussion facilitated by Scott Avedisian, Mayor of Warwick & President of RIPTA
  • 10:45am: PANEL Development Partnerships: Making South Street Power Station Work
    Moderator: Dick Galvin – Founder and President, CV Properties
    Richard Licht – Former Director, RI Department of Administration
    Russell Carey – Executive Vice President for Planning & Policy, Brown University
    David Dooley – President, University of Rhode Island
  • 12:15pm: Lunch on your own
  • 1:30pm: PANEL From Talk to Action: Applying Good Urban Ideas in Providence
    Moderator: Maureen Moakley – Chair, URI Politics Department
    Christina Paxson – President, Brown University
    Jan Brodie – Executive Director, I-95 Commission
    Buff Chace – Principal, Cornish Associates
  • 4:00pm: Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony
  • 5:30pm: Closing Reception

Saturday, November 8

  • 10:00am: Coffee & Tours of Downtown Providence

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