Anton/Lippitt Conference entitled, â€śThe Knowledge District: The Role of Universities and Medical Facilities in Urban Development.â€ť Institutions of higher learning and medical facilities are some of the largest private employers in Americaâ€™s major cities. The conference is designed to explore the role of universities, medical facilities, and other â€śanchorâ€ť institutions in urban affairs.
Ruth Simmons -- Brown University President;
Steve Dubb -- Research Director, The Democracy Collaborative, University of Maryland, College Park;
Marilyn Higgins -- Vice President of Community Engagement & Economic Development, Syracuse University;
Henry Taylor -- Director, Center for Urban Studies, University of Buffalo;
Joann Weeks -- Associate Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania;
Andrew Frank -- Special Advisor to the President on Economic Development, Office of the President, The Johns Hopkins University; and
Marion Orr -- Director, Taubman Center for Public Policy and Frederick Lippitt Professor of Public Policy & Political Science and Urban Studies, Brown University.