Beyond Austerity: Leveraging the Power of Place for a Stronger Rhode Island Economy
At Grow Smart, we believe there’s no reason why our dynamic state can’t have one of the nation’s most prosperous economies and continue to be one of the most charming and distinctive of the 50 states, given how much we have going for us.
Our 4th biennial Power of Place Summit on Friday, May 11th is a chance to celebrate and promote successful development and planning in Rhode Island. And it’s also an opportunity to examine the many ways to better leverage the Power of Place for a stronger state economy. The Summit brings together nearly 500 business and civic leaders, state and local officials, developers, architects, community activists, real estate professionals, planners and staff from many policy advocacy groups.
You’ll hear a keynote presentation from Christopher Leinberger, a prominent national real estate developer, land use strategist, teacher, researcher and author, about compelling trends driving the demand for smart growth and how more developers, builders and municipalities are responding. There will also be more than 20 workshops presented by teams of respected and accomplished local and regional professionals. An added feature of this year’s Summit is a lunch ceremony celebrating our first-ever Smart Growth Award winners.
Who Should Attend?
- Professional practitioner (e.g. planners, architects, environmental engineers)
- Developers and builders
- Members of municipal board and commissions
- Citizens and citizen planners
- Elected officials
- Municipal planners and managers
- Representatives from State and Federal agencies
- The financial and lending communities
- Nonprofit organizations
- Anyone who cares about the future of their neighborhood or state