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Summer 2016 Meeting

Held in beautiful Berkeley, CA, Mayor Tom Bates hosted mayors from around the country for a fantastic 2.5 days of learning, networking, and exploring the great work being done in Berkeley and beyond. View presentations from the Summer Meeting below:

Combating Childhood Obesity

Ian McLaughlin, ChangeLab Solutions

Mayor Acquanetta Warren, Fontana CA

Martha Okafor, New Haven CT

Councilmember Laurie Capitelli, Berkeley CA

 

Sustainable Urban Design Framework

Nico Larco, Sustainable Cities Initiative

Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities (EPIC) framework (video)

 

 

 

Integrating Racial Equity into Government

Dwayne Marsh, Government Alliance on Race and Equity

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Grand Rapids MI

Wilhelmina Parker, Berkeley CA

 

Arts as Economic Development

Jamie Bennett, ArtPlace America

Michael Caplan, Berkeley CA

Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma WA

Mayor Mark Stodola, Little Rock AR

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, August 25

2:00 - 5:00pm

Steering Committee Meeting - Members only

Redwood Room, 6th Floor, City Hall at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center

2180 Milvia Street

5:30 - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

Berkeley Art Museum - Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center Street

7:00 - 9:00pm

Dinner

Alborz Restaurant, 2142 Center Street

Note: Dinner is currently at capacity. If you did not pre-register, we most likely cannot accommodate additional attendees.


Friday, August 26

Location:

Hotel Shattuck Plaza, 2086 Allston Way
All sessions and meals will take place in the Crystal Ballroom, unless otherwise noted below.

8:00 - 9:00am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00am

New Mayors BreakfastIn your first term as mayor? Join other new mayors and members of our Steering Committee to discuss your specific challenges and celebrate successes.

Hotel Courtyard

9:00 - 9:30am

Welcome & Introductions

Joel Rogers, COWS & Mayor Tom Bates, Berkeley CA

9:30 - 11:20am

Combating Childhood Obesity

Seventeen percent of children in the U.S. are obese. Cities across the country are using a variety of tools to combat this trend, including land use planning, parks, pedestrian infrastructure, taxation, education and more.

Ian McLaughlin, ChangeLab Solutions

Mayor Acquanetta Warren, Fontana CA

Martha Okafor, New Haven CT

Councilmember Laurie Capitelli, Berkeley CA

Moderator: Mayor Miro Weinberger

11:20 - 11:30am

Break

11:30 - 12:00pm

Sustainable Urban Design Framework

This session will present a sustainability framework for urban design projects that can help clarify key issues and how they are related, and can serve as a guide for project teams and stakeholder conversations.

Nico Larco, Sustainable Cities Initiative

Moderator: Satya Rhodes-Conway, Mayors Innovation Project

12:00 - 12:30pm

Testing Behavioral Science in Cities

The Harvard Behavioral Insights Group is looking for cities that want to use behavioral science to increase civic engagement (from paying taxes to voting to using services) and trust in government. Is your city interested in collaborating?

Michael Norton, Harvard Behavioral Insights Group

Moderator: James Irwin, Mayors Innovation Project

12:30 - 1:10pm

Lunch

1:10 - 3:00pm

Getting to Zero Waste

Is zero waste possible? What does that really mean? Berkeley and other innovators have been applying zero waste principles to solid waste management. We’ll learn about strategies to increase resource recovery, and lay the groundwork for a zero waste system.

Mayor Suzanne Jones, Boulder CO

Amber Weaver, Asheville NC

Martin Bourque, Berkeley Ecology Center

Moderator: Mayor Marjorie Sloan, Golden CO

3:00 - 3:15pm

Break

3:15 - 5:15pm

Tours of Berkeley

Please dress comfortably for the weather and walking. Tours will leave promptly at 3:15 from the Hotel Shattuck Plaza.

Pick from 1 of the following 3 tours:

  1. Arts as Economic Development: This walking tour will visit key locations in Berkeley’s downtown arts district, showcasing the institutions that anchor it. Approximately 1.2 miles. Led by Michael Caplan with the City of Berkeley.
  2. Zero Waste: This van tour will highlight Berkeley’s zero waste principles in action by visiting the waste transfer station. Led by Martin Bourque with the Berkeley Ecology Center.
  3. Playability: This walking tour will focus on how the built environment invites play and physical activity, especially by young people. Approximately 1.5 miles. Led by Priya Madrecki from KaBoom!

6:00pm

Reception

Hotel Courtyard

7:00 - 9:00pm

Dinner and Keynote: Robert Reich

Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies

Introduction: Mayor Tom Bates, Berkeley CA

Moderator: Joel Rogers, COWS


Saturday, August 27

Location:

All sessions and meals will take place in the Crystal Ballroom at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, 2086 Allston Way.

​8:00 - 8:30am

Breakfast

8:30 - 10:30am

Parking Policies for a Thriving City

Parking has a disproportionate impact on transportation and land use. Cities are looking to new and innovative parking policies, strategies, and technologies to address urban issues related to parking like congestion, poor air quality, safety, equity and access to jobs and shopping. Our panelists will discuss approaches they’ve found effective, and what it takes to implement them.

Lauren Mattern, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates

Mayor Stephen Gawron, Muskegon MI

Gordon Hansen, Berkeley CA

Moderator: Martha Pellegrino, Portland OR

10:30 - 10:45am

Break

10:45 - 11:45am

Integrating Racial Equity into Government

Cities across the country are using a range of tools to focus on racial equity. This session is a collaboration with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity.

Dwayne Marsh, Government Alliance on Race and Equity

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Grand Rapids MI

Wilhelmina Parker, Berkeley CA

Moderator: Councilmember Mike Kasperzak, Mountain View CA

11:45 - 12:15pm

Lunch

12:15 - 1:00pm

Innovation Showcase

Moderator: Former Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, Gainesville FL

1:00 – 3:00pm

Arts as Economic Development

A thriving arts scene brings tremendous and durable economic benefits to a city. We’ll explore various strategies for attracting and retaining artists, developing the infrastructure necessary for sustained growth, and highlight innovative strategies that work for cities of all sizes.

Jamie Bennett, ArtPlace America

Michael Caplan, Berkeley CA

Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma WA

Mayor Mark Stodola, Little Rock AR

Moderator: Mayor Steve Skadron, Aspen CO

3:00pm

Adjourn


Sunday, August 28

8:00 - 10:00am

Steering Committee Meeting – Members only

Mayor’s office, City Hall at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center, 2180 Milvia Street



  • Combating Childhood Obesity

    Seventeen percent of children in the U.S. are obese. Cities across the country are using a variety of tools to combat this trend, including land use planning, parks, pedestrian infrastructure, taxation, education and more. This panel will feature Berkeley’s cutting edge work on sugar sweetened drinks. Download full section here.

  • Getting to Zero Waste

    Is zero waste possible? What does that really mean? Berkeley and other innovators have been applying zero waste principles to solid waste management. We’ll learn about strategies to increase resource recovery, and lay the groundwork for a zero waste system. Download full section here.

  • Parking Policies for a Thriving City

    Parking has a disproportionate impact on transportation and land use. Cities are looking to new and innovative parking policies, strategies, and technologies to address urban issues related to parking like congestion, poor air quality, safety, equity and access to jobs and shopping. Our panelists will discuss approaches they’ve found effective, and what it takes to implement them. Download full section here.

  • Arts as Economic Development

    A thriving arts scene brings tremendous and durable economic benefits to a city. We’ll explore various strategies for attracting and retaining artists, developing the infrastructure necessary for sustained growth, and highlight innovative strategies that work for cities of all sizes. Download full section here.

Combating Childhood Obesity

Resources

Declining Childhood Obesity Rates: Where Are We Seeing Signs of Progress?, Health Policy Snapshot, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, June 1st, 2016. Read more.



5 Things Mayors Can Do to Create Healthier Communities, Alyia Gaskins, Cities Speak, January 5th, 2016. Read more.



Lincoln, Nebraska: Leveraging the Power of the Purse to Advance Health Equity, City Spotlight, Institute for Youth, Education & Families, National League of Cities, 2016, January 1st, 2016. Read more.



Why Adopt an Obesity Prevention Resolution?, ChangeLab Solutions and National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity, January 1st, 2010. Read more.



Taxing Sugar to Fund a City, Mark Bittman, The New York Times, May 25th, 2016. Read more.



Best Practices in Designing Local Taxes on Sugary Drinks, ChangeLab Solutions and Healthy Food America, March 1st, 2016. Read more.



Berkeley’s Sugary Drinks are Getting Pricier, Thanks to New Tax, Eliza Barclay, Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network, October 8th, 2015. Read more.



Policy Snapshot: Sugary Drink Warning Labels, Healthy Food America. Read more.



Judge Upholds SF’s Pioneering Law on Sugary Beverage Ads, Bob Egelko, SFGate, May 17th, 2016. Read more.



Chapter XXII—Toys and Other Incentives with Restaurant Food, The County of Santa Clara, CA. Read more.



Creating a Healthy Food Zone Around Schools, ChangeLab Solutions and National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity, October 1st, 2009. Read more.



Policy Brief: Parks and Recreation Programs Help to Reduce Childhood Obesity, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, July 1st, 2011. Read more.



Fair Play: Advancing Health Equity through Shared Use, ChangeLab Solutions and National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity, July 1st, 2015. Read more.



Planning and Health Resource Guide for Designing and Building Healthy Neighborhoods, National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, Center for Disease Control. Read more.



Getting to Zero Waste

Resources

The Community Zero Waste Roadmap, Eric Lombardi and Kate Bailey, Ecocycle Solutions, January 1st, 2015. Read more.



Zero Waste is a Local Solution to Climate Change, Ecocycle Solutions, August 10th, 2016. Read more.



More Jobs, Less Pollution: Growing the Recycling Economy in the U.S., Tellus Institute with Sound Resource Management. Read more.



Boulder’s Climate Commitment, City of Boulder, CO, October 1st, 2015. Read more.



Zero Waste Strategic Plan, City of Boulder, CO, November 1st, 2015. Read more.



City Implements New Recycling, Compost Requirements for Homeowners, Property Managers and Businesses, City of Boulder, CO, January 1st, 2016. Read more.



Chapter 3—Trash, Recyclables, and Compostables & Chapter 12—Hauling, Municipal Code, City of Boulder, CO, January 1st, 2015. Read more.



Asheville Resolution No. 14-27, City of Asheville, NC, February 11th, 2014. Read more.



Field Sampling and Sorting of Residential Waste from City of Asheville, City of Asheville, NC. Read more.



Final Report: Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant 2015, City of Asheville, NC, January 1st, 2015. Read more.



Resolution No. 62,849-N.S., City of Berkeley, CA, March 22nd, 2005. Read more.



Climate Action Plan, City of Berkeley, CA, June 1st, 2009. Read more.



Berkeley Climate Action Plan: Tracking our Progress, City of Berkeley, CA. Read more.



Parking Policies for a Thriving City

Resources

Parking Strategy: Tools to Support a Livable Community, City of Muskegon, MI, July 6th, 2015. Read more.



Muskegon Off-street Parking Standards, City of Muskegon, MI, Section 2008. Read more.



Berkeley Wins $1M Parking Grant to Fix ‘2-hour Shuffle’, Emilie Raguso, Berkeleyside, December 18th, 2015. Read more.



goBerkeley Pilot Program Results and Next Steps, City of Berkeley, CA, December 16th, 2014. Read more.



SFpark: Pilot Project Evaluation Summary, SFpark and SFMTA Municipal Transportation Agency, June 1st, 2014. Read more.



SFpark: Putting Theory Into Practice, SFpark and SFMTA Municipal Transportation Agency, June 1st, 2014. Read more.



Downtown Parking Management Strategy: Saint Paul, MN, SRF and Nelson\Nygaard, April 1st, 2015. Read more.



A Green Solution to Oakland’s Housing Crisis, Sam Levin, East Bay Express, August 15th, 2015. Read more.



Oakland’s Sweeping Plan for Parking, Sam Levin, East Bay Express, October 28th, 2015. Read more.



Cities Finally Realize They Don’t Need to Require So Much Damn Parking, Ben Adler, Grist, August 2nd, 2016. Read more.



Stalled out: How Empty Parking Spaces Diminish Neighborhood Affordability, Center for Neighborhood Technology, March 1st, 2016. Read more.



Contemporary Approaches to Parking Pricing: A Primer, US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, May 1st, 2012. Read more.



How Parking Management Can Help Cities Grow Smarter, Richard Willson, Planetizen, November 2nd, 2015. Read more.



City of Portland, The State of Parking: Executive Summary, Portland Bureau of Transportation, January 1st, 2015. Read more.



City of Portland, The State of Parking, Portland Bureau of Transportation, January 1st, 2015. Read more.



Arts as Economic Development

Resources

Creative Placemaking? What Is It That You Do?, ArtPlace, July 23rd, 2016. Read more.



Arts and Economic Prosperity IV: National Highlights, Americans for the Arts. Read more.



The Creative Corridor: A Main Street Revitalization, University of Arkansas Community Design Center and Marion Blackwell Architect for the City of Little Rock, AR. Read more.



Economic Vitality: How the Arts and Culture Sector Catalyzes Economic Vitality, American Planning Association, January 1st, 2011. Read more.



Development Without Displacement, The Scenic Route, Transportation for America, August 10th, 2016. Read more.



On Downtown Berkeley Street, the Poetry is Underfoot, Lou Fancher, Berkeleyside, July 13th, 2015. Read more.



Funding Sources for Public Art, Project for Public Spaces, August 10th, 2016. Read more.



New Engines of Growth: 5 Roles for Arts, Culture & Design, National Governors Association, May 1st, 2012. Read more.



Cultural Districts: The Arts as a Strategy for Revitalizing our Cities, Hilary Anne Frost-Kumpf, Americans for the Arts, January 1st, 1998. Read more.



Opportunity at the Intersection of Community Development and Creative Placemaking, Ben Hecht, Living Cities for the Community Development Investment Review, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, December 1st, 2014. Read more.



Exploring the Ways Arts and Culture Intersects with Housing, Danya Sherman, ArtPlace America, April 1st, 2016. Read more.



Attendees

Pete  Buttigieg, Mayor, South Bend, IN

Laurie Capitelli, City Councilmember, District 5, Berkeley, CA

Michael Caplan, Economic Development Manager, Berkeley, CA

Rich Carlston, Mayor Pro Tem, Walnut Creek, CA

Pauline Cutter, Mayor, San Leandro, CA

Rick Davis, Mayor, Tonawanda, NY

Lauren DeRusha, Senior Organizer, Corporate Accountability International

Calvin Fong, Chief of Staff, Berkeley, CA

Stephen Gawron, Mayor, Muskegon, MI

David Gilford, Director of Strategy, Connected Communities , Intersection

Dag Gogue, CEO and Co-founder, Transit Labs / Washington DC

Anthony Graves, Director of Regional Affairs, Denver, CO

David Gray, Chief of Staff, Richmond, CA

Jennifer Gregerson, Mayor, Mukilteo, WA

Loni Hancock, State Senator, California

Pegeen Hanrahan, Conservation Finance Consultant, The Trust for Public Land

Gordon Hansen, Senior Transportation Planner, Berkeley, CA

Joy Hathaway, Director of Outreach, KaBOOM!

Pam Hemminger, Mayor, Chapel Hill, NC

Tasha Henneman, Policy Advisor to the Mayor, Berkeley, CA

Felipe Hernandez, Mayor, Watsonville, CA

John Hollar, Mayor, Montpelier, VT

James Irwin, Associate Director, Mayors Innovation Project

Lee Jones, Director of Business Development, BCycle

Suzanne Jones, Mayor, Boulder, CO

Mike Kasperzak, Councilmember & Former Mayor, Mountain View, CA

Brian Kulpa, Mayor, Williamsville, NY

Nico Larco, Co-Director/Associate Professor, Sustainable Cities Initiative/University of Oregon

Tim Leavitt, Mayor, Vancouver, WA

Randy  Lewis, Government Relations Officer, Tacoma, WA

Greg  Lyman, Mayor, El Cerrito, CA

Peter Maass, Mayor, Albany, CA

Priya Madrecki, Senior Manager, Strategic Communications, KaBOOM!

Gregory Magofna, Senior Aide to Mayor Bates, Berkeley, CA

Dwayne Marsh, Deputy Director, Government Alliance on Race and Equity

Lauren Mattern, Senior Associate, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates

Amy McBride, Arts Administrator, Tacoma, WA

Carolyn McLaughlin, Common Council President, Albany, NY

Ian McLaughlin, Senior Staff Attorney and Program Director, ChangeLab Solutions

Nancy McPherson, CA State Director, AARP

Emily Miota, Outreach Specialist, Mayors Innovation Project

Michael Norton, Professor, Harvard Business School

Pam O'Connor, Councilmember, Santa Monica, CA

Martha  Okafor, Community Services Administrator, New Haven, CT

Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum, Training Officer, Berkeley, CA

Sam Pedroza, Mayor, Claremont, CA

Martha Pellegrino, Government Relations Director, Portland, OR

Amber Pence, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Boise, ID

Eve Phillips, Vice Mayor, Orinda, CA

Joe Prospero, Market Manager, Zipcar

Laurel Prussing, Mayor, Urbana, IL

Robert Reich, Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, 

Chris Rey, Mayor, Spring Lake, NC

Satya Rhodes-Conway, Managing Director, Mayors Innovation Project

Joel Rogers, Director, COWS

Ken Rosenberg, Vice Mayor, Mountain View, CA

Jacques  Roy, Mayor, City of Alexandria

Meghan Sahli-Wells, Councilmember, Culver City, CA

Marilyn Sanabria, Vice Mayor, Huntington Park, CA

John Schwarten, Special Advisor, ICA Group

Pat Showalter, Mayor, Mountain View, CA

Steve  Skadron, Mayor, Aspen, CO

Marjorie Sloan, Mayor, Golden, CO

Paul Soglin, Mayor, Madison, WI

Gary Soiseth, Mayor, Turlock, CA

John Stewart, Senior Organizer, Corporate Accountability International

Mark  Stodola, Mayor, Little Rock, AR

Marilyn Strickland, Mayor, Tacoma, WA

Katya Szabados, Outreach Associate, Mayors Innovation Project 

Annie Tegen, Vice President, Policy, Healthy Food America

Biff Traber, Mayor, Corvallis, OR

Acquanetta Warren, Mayor, Fontana, CA

Amber Weaver, Sustainability Officer, Asheville, NC

Miro Weinberger, Mayor, Burlington, VT

Daniel Williams, Director of Community Services, City of Alexandria