March 9-10, 2012 conference: "The City Off the Hill" presentations

The City Off the Hill: Working Together for Sustainable Urbanism

March 9-10, 2012
MacMillan Hall
Friday, March 9

2:30pm: Greetings
Hilary Silver, Director, Urban Studies Program
Kate Blessing ’13 and Alex Lipinsky ’13, Departmental Undergraduate Group

3pm       Introduction to Sustainable Urbanism
 Greg Lindsay, Journalist, Author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next
Scott Wolf, Executive Director, GrowSmartRI

4pm       Federal Partnerships
Introductions by Andrew Brown ‘15
Barbara Fields, New England Regional Administration, Dept of Housing and Urban Development
 Joanne Telegen Weinstock, Program Manager, Office of Planning and Program Development, Federal Transit Authority
Curtis Spalding, Regional Administrator, EPA New England

5:30       Keynote
Introduction by Mayor Angel Tavares, City of Providence
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, City of Pittsburgh

6:30       Reception

Saturday, March 10

9am       Breakfast buffet

10am     Transportation Alternatives
Introductions by Greg Jordan-Detamore ’14 and Pearse Haley ‘13
Brian Leary, President & CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Rebekah Scheinfeld ’97, Chief Planning Officer, Chicago Transit Authority
John Flaherty, Director of Research and Communications, GrowSmartRI

11:30     Greening the Environment
Introductions by Alex Lipinsky ’13 and Kate Blessing ‘13
Rebecca Salminen-Witt, President, Greening of Detroit
Sarah Aucoin, Director, New York City Urban Park Rangers
Leo Pollock, Director of Programs, Southside Community Land Trust
Tei Carpenter ’05, Spitzer School of Architecture, City University of New York

1pm       Lunch

2pm       Affordable and Efficient Housing
Introduction by Stephen Larrick ’11, Planning and Economic Development Coordinator, City of Central Falls
Frank Ford, Senior Vice President for Research & Development, Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
 Chris Cirillo ’95, Vice President for Development, Richman Group Development Corporation
Arnold “Buff” Chace, Managing General Partner, Cornish Associates

3:30       Reflections on Sustainable Urbanism
Introduction by Bonnie Kim ‘12
George McCarthy, Director, Metropolitan Opportunity, Ford Foundation
Laurie White, President, Providence Chamber of Commerce

Closing remarks