Mayors Innovation Project



Winter 2011 Meeting

Smart Transportation
Funding for smart transportation is a perennial challenge for cities. We’ll learn about innovations in planning and financing from around the country, as well as what’s happening at the federal level.
•    Roy Kienitz, Under Secretary of Transportation
•    Dan Reuter, Atlanta Regional Commission
•    Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County Board
•    Denny Zane, Move LA

Getting to Better Building Stock
What can your city do to create more sustainable urban infrastructure? How can you go beyond individual green buildings? We’ll look at zoning, building codes, design standards, and more, and hear what cities around the country are doing.
•    Aleisha Khan, Building Codes Assistance Project
•    Leslie Cook, ENERGY STAR
•    Laurie Kerr, New York City
•    Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City UT
•    Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle WA

Keynote Speaker: Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation and The Center for American Progress and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.

Green Solutions for Stormwater
This panel will focus on taking green infrastructure to scale in a number of ways, including working across departments, with the development community, and putting it into policy as well as practice. We’ll hear from cities and experts, describing work done in Seattle, Houston, Chicago and more.
•    Steve Moddemeyer, CollinsWoerman
•    Bob Adair, Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum
•    Howard Neukrug, Philadelphia PA
•    Katherine Baer, American Rivers

New Tools for Place-based Economic Development
Traditional economic development tools have not been as successful as we would hope in helping low and moderate income neighborhoods and locally owned or small businesses. What are the new tools that can help impacted neighborhoods, existing local businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs? We’ll hear a variety of approaches from different cities.
•    Joan Pu, Kansas City MO
•    Dr. Gar Alperowitz, University of Maryland
•    David Zipper, Deputy Mayor’s Office, Washington DC
•    Dan Kildee, Center for Community Progress

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