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Winter 2007 Meeting

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Friday, January 26

2:00 – 2:30pm

Registration and Welcome

2:30 – 4:15pm

Improving Urban Education

Robert Gordon, Senior Counsel to the Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
David Cicilline, Mayor of Providence, RI
Tom Bates, Mayor of Berkeley, CA

4:15 – 4:30pm

Break

4:30 – 6:15pm

Regional Growth Strategies

David Thornburgh, President and CEO of the Alliance for Regional Stewardship
Rita Athas, Director of Regional Program for Chicago, IL
Valarie J. McCall, Chief of Government Affairs for Cleveland, OH

6:15 – 7:15pm

Reception

The Future of New Cities (group discussion)

7:15pm

Dinner


Saturday, January 27

8:30 – 9:00am

Breakfast

9:00 – 10:45pm

Inclusive Growth

Jesse Greenlee, Community Relations Officer, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Greta Harris, Program Vice President for the Southeast Region of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Alan Mallach, Research Director, National Housing Institute and the author of “Bringing Buildings Back”

10:45 – 11:00am

Break

11:00 – 12:45pm

Transit Oriented Development

Scott Bernstein, Director of the Center for Neighborhood Technology
Kevin McCarty, Surface Transportation Policy Project
Maria Zimmerman, Senior Vice President for Policy, Reconnecting America
Tom Downs, the Eno Transportation Foundation

​1:00pm

Adjourn



  • Improving Urban Education

    High quality schooling is vital to maintaining healthy, safe cities. Recently, mayoral involvement in schooling has increased – with some mayors going so far as to take over school districts. This panel will discuss several ways mayors can invest in their schooling to help close the achievement gap and meet No Child Left Behind requirements.

  • Regional Growth Strategies

    Cities succeed when they anchor attractive, sustainable, and well-governed regions. This panel will examine the strategies of anchor cities which have brokered different kinds of regional coordination between local governments on issues of economic development, workforce development, transit, and natural resource conservation.

  • Inclusive Growth

    All too often, redevelopment results in gentrification and the displacement of neighborhood residents. This panel will explore city strategies to bring new investment into distressed communities while ensuring that neighborhood residents share in the benefits.

  • Transit Oriented Development

    Transit-oriented development (TOD) is widely discussed as a strategy to meet the rapidly increasing demand for dense, walkable, mixed-use communities, as well as for its promise in reducing transportation expenses for working families. This panel will include discussion of recent trends in TOD and the federal laws affecting transit and streetcar development, and a detailed discussion on how municipalities can better facilitate transit-oriented development.

Improving Urban Education

Resources

Building a Healthy and Sustainable Community for Berkeley Youth and Families, Mayor Tom Bates , January 26th, 2007. Read more.



Speakers

Robert Gordon, Senior Counsel to the Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

David Cicilline, Mayor of Providence, RI

Tom Bates, Mayor of Berkeley, CA

Regional Growth Strategies

Resources

Looking to Add Teeth to Planning: New Agency Seeks a Law to Help it Govern Growth, Bob Tita , October 16th, 2006. Read more.



Speakers

David Thornburgh, President and CEO of the Alliance for Regional Stewardship

Rita Athas, Director of Regional Program for Chicago, IL

Valarie J. McCall, Chief of Government Affairs for Cleveland, OH

Inclusive Growth

Resources

Speakers

Jesse Greenlee, Community Relations Officer, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

Greta Harris, Program Vice President for the Southeast Region of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Alan Mallach, Research Director, National Housing Institute and the author of “Bringing Buildings Back”

Transit Oriented Development

Resources

TEA-21: Reauthorization: Getting Transportation Right for Metropolitan America, Bruce Katz, Robert Puentes, and Scott Bernstein , March 1st, 2003. Read more.



Cities Rediscover Allure of Streetcars, Haya El Nasser , USA Today, January 10th, 2007. Read more.



Speakers

Scott Bernstein, Director of the Center for Neighborhood Technology

Kevin McCarty, Surface Transportation Policy Project

Maria Zimmerman, Senior Vice President for Policy, Reconnecting America

Tom Downs, the Eno Transportation Foundation

Name, Title, City/Organization
Bob Agee, City Administrator, Annapolis, MD
Amiee Albertson, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs San Francisco, CA 
Rocky Anderson, Mayor Salt Lake City, UT 
Rita Athas, Director, Regional Program, Chicago, IL
Bill Baarsma, Mayor Tacoma, WA 
Tom Bates, Mayor, Berkeley, CA
DJ Baxter, Senior Advisor to the Mayor Salt Lake City, UT 
Scott Bernstein, President, Center for Neighborhood Technology
David Bieter, Mayor, Boise, ID
Garry Bliss, Director of Policy Providence, RI 
Roy Buol, Mayor, Dubuque, IA
Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor West Sacramento, CA 
Debra Caviness, Assistant to the Mayor, Bridgeport, CT
David Cicilline, Mayor Providence, RI 
Dave Cieslewicz, Mayor, Madison, WI
Carolyn Coleman, Director, Federal Relations, National Leauge of Cities
Dan Coody, Mayor, Fayetteville, AR
Heidi Davison, Mayor, Athens, GA
Ron Dellums, Mayor, Oakland, CA
Commissioner Dennis Boog Highberger, Commissioner, Lawrence, KS
Cisco DeVries, Chief of Staff, Berkeley, CA
Christopher Doherty, Mayor Scranton, PA 
Tom Downs, President and CEO, Eno Transoprtation Foundation
David E. Brown, Mayor, Charlottesville,VA
Ardell F., Mayor Rochester, MN 
Heather Fargo, Mayor Sacramento, CA 
Kevin Foy, Mayor, Chapel Hill, NC
T.M. Franklin Cownie, Mayor, Des Moines, IA
Kelly Girtz, Commissioner, Athens, GA
Robert Gordon, Senior Councilor, New York City
Jesse Greenlee, Community Relations Officer WHEDA 
Greta Harris, Program Vice President, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
George Heartwell, Mayor, Grand Rapids, MI
Darwin Hindman, Mayor, Columbia, MO
Rosemarie Ives, Mayor Redmond, WA 
Patrick J., Mayor San Bernardino, CA 
Marshall Kamena, Mayor, Livermore, CA
Kathy Keolker, Mayor Renton, WA 
Yoriko Kishimoto, Mayor, Palo Alto, CA
Bob Kiss, Mayor, Burlington, VT
Beth Krom, Mayor, Irvine, CA
Steve L. Leeper, U.S. Representative, Mayors for Peace
Peter Lewis, Mayor, Auburn, WA
Janet Lockhart, Mayor, Dublin, CA
Alan Mallach, Research Director, National Housing Institute
Mark Mallory, Mayor, Cincinnati, OH
Virginia Mayer, Washington, DC Representative, Boston, MA and Providence, RI
Matthew Mayrl, Research Associate, COWS
Valarie McCall, Chief of Government Affairs, Cleveland, OH
Kevin McCarty, Senior Director of Federal Policy Surface Transportation Policy Project 
Claire McLeveighn, Director of External Affairs, Atlanta, GA
Jim Morris, Chief of Staff San Bernardino, CA 
Ellen Moyer, Mayor, Annapolis, MD
Sue O'Brien, District Director Sacramento, CA 
Ed Pawlowski, Mayor, Allentown, PA
Sigrid Peterson, Senior Associate, COWS
Janet Piraino, Chief of Staff, Madison, WI
Ken Reeves, Mayor, Cambridge, MA
Satya Rhodes-Conway, Senior Associate, COWS
Joel Rogers, Director, COWS
Len Simon, Simon and Company
David Thornburgh, President and CEO, Alliance for Regional Stewardship
Aaron Tovish, Campaign Manager, Mayors for Peace
Carla Walker, Chief of Staff, Cincinnati, OH
Joe Walsh, Director, Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, Kennedy School of Government
Jess Wendover, Director, Mayor's Institute on City Design
H. Abram Wilson, Mayor San Ramon, CA 
Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, ICLEI
Mariia Zimmerman, Senior Vice President for Policy Reconnecting America