Sessions by Track

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 4:00 PM – 7:00 PMEarly Onsite Conference Check-In

Optional Pre-conference Workshops
11:00 AM – 5:30 PMAdvancing Local and Regional Food Systems: Opportunities to Grow Resilient, Equitable Communities
(Pre-registration and $45 fee required)
12:00 PM – 5:30 PMLight after the Storm: Strategies for Revitalization after the Recession An Event Specifically for Local Policymakers
(Free / Pre-registration required)
7:00 AM – 6:00 PMConference Registration / Morning Coffee
8:00 AM – 12:30 PMMorning Concurrent Optional Tours of Local Model Projects
(Pre-registration and nominal fee required)
8:00 AM – 1:30 PMEquitable Development: Tools and Strategies for Making a Visible Difference in Communities Workshop
(Pre-registration and $28 fee required)
8:30 AM – 5:30 PMAll Day Tour — Growing Local: A “Shore” Recipe for Smart Growth
(Pre-registration and nominal fee required)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMNetworking Lunch for Health Professionals​
12:30 PM – 2:00 PMLunch Break
2:00 PM – 5:30 PMConcurrent Focused Training Sessions
Understanding the Challenge: A Poverty Simulation Experience
Lean Urbanism: Restoring Common Sense to Get Things Done
Building Blocks Training Academy Road Show: Focus on Transportation Tools
The Path to Implementation: Innovative Tools to Make Your Plans Happen
2:00 PM – 3:30 PMConcurrent Afternoon Breakouts
Fast and Cheap: Implementing Change from the Grassroots
After the Coal Plant Closes: An Environmental-Justice Approach to Redevelopment & Economic Opportunities
The Dollars and $ense of Smart Growth
Place, Race and Equity: From the Frontlines of the PLACE MATTERS Initiative
Smart Growth 101
The New Faces of Economic Resilience: Immigrants Revitalizing Distressed Communities
Reinvesting in Maryland: Infill, Redevelopment and Community Revitalization Strategies
Highways and Health: How Communities are Leveraging Transportation Investments for Healthy Communities
2:00 PM – 5:30 PMAfternoon Concurrent Optional Tours of Local Model Projects
(Pre-registration and nominal fee required)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PMCoffee Break
4:00 PM – 5:30 PMConcurrent Late Afternoon Breakouts
Incorporating Smart Growth into Disaster Recovery: Local implementation after Superstorm Sandy
Regenerating Legacy Cities: Creating Opportunity, Fostering Inclusion
The Good, Bad and the Undiscovered: An Insider’s Look into Successful Public-Private Partnerships Across the Country
When Violence and Crime Hinder Smart Growth: Combating Threats to Improving Community
Tapping the Power of Youth in Urban Greening: Innovations from the Mid-Atlantic
Urban Waters Federal Partnership: Catalyzing Redevelopment Opportunities for Thrivable Communities
Transforming Suburbs into Economically Vibrant Communities with Opportunity for All
Singing and Dancing on Main Street: Building a National Practice for Creative Place-Making
5:30 PM – 7:00 PMDinner Break - Participants on their own
7:00 PM - 7:30 PMConference Welcome
7:30 PM – 8:45 PMConference Welcome & Kick-off Plenary
Making Development Work for All: From Promise to Practice
8:45 PM – 9:45 PMHosted Networking Reception
7:00 AM – 8:30 AMConference Registration / Morning Coffee
Networking Opportunities
Smart Growth in Rural Communities and Small Towns: A Marketplace of Ideas
Making it Happen: Building Diverse Partnerships for Equitable Solutions
8:30 AM – 9:45 AMMorning Welcome & Plenary
Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Risks
9:30 AM – 3:30 PMTechnology Fair: An Interactive Demonstration of Public Engagement Tools for Smart Planning
9:45 AM – 10:15 AMMorning Break
10:15 AM – 11:45 AMConcurrent Morning Breakouts
Deal Makers and Game Changers: Being Responsive to a Market for Equitable Development
Leveraging Impact Investing to Support a Community Transformation in Baltimore
Meet the Grantmakers
Equity (k)NOW! – Collaborating on Equity in the Context of Transit-oriented Communities
Displacement is Preventable: Community Land Trusts Preserve Land for the Community
A Debate: Who Will Drive Suburban Transformation – The Millennials or the Boomers?
Growing Innovation: Leveraging Service Programs to Build Smart-Growth Capacity
The Teacher Is In: School Siting Tools You Can Use!
Rethinking Detroit: Tools, Partnerships and Strategies to Re-envision a Quintessential American City
Anchor Institutions: Harnessing their Power for the Good of Community Change
Creative Placemaking and Transit: Community Engagement, Lasting Neighborhoods and Cultural Celebration
11:45 AM – 1:30 PMLunch Break – Participants on own
Networking Opportunities
1:30 PM – 3:00 PMConcurrent Afternoon Breakouts
Rising from the Storm: Turning Devastation into Opportunity for All
Where’s the Money: 2015 Smart Growth and Philanthropy
We Really Are Getting Older! Discover how Communities Are Preparing for Us
Striving for a Resilient Future Through High Performance Landscapes
Relying on a Foundation: The Case for Community Foundations as Placemakers
Redesigning Schoolyards for Community Resilience: Engaging Partners at All Levels
Growing Pains: Brownfield Reuse and Creating New Food Connections
Saving the World through Zoning: Small-Town Success Stories
Safer Streets, Stronger Economies: Complete Streets Performance in the DMV and Beyond
Community Resilience to Natural Hazards: Approaches to Adaptation
Fair Development in Baltimore: Uniting Economic and Community Development
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMCoffee Break
3:30 PM – 5:30 PMConcurrent Afternoon Implementation Workshops
Better Together: Collaborative Approaches to Catalyzing Climate-Adaptation Action
Smart Growth Can Be Safe Growth: Resilience Lessons from Vermont and California
Man Bites Dog: NIMBYs Become YIMBY’s in White Flint, MD
The 2020 Leadership Strategy: Diversifying the Smart Growth Movement Now and in the Future!
For Livable and Lovable Cities – Add Parks!
Bike-Ped Safety Depends on Effective Partnerships Between Transit and Road Agencies
Leveraging New Transit for Better Communities: Transit-Oriented Development as a Catalyst and Stabilizer along the Red and Purple Lines
Advancing an Equitable Economy through Community Food Projects
Equitable Development: Thorny Issues, Common Lessons and Leading Strategies for Places Large and Small
Tools for Healthy Places: Putting Science into Practice to Inform Decisions
Building Youth Leadership for Stronger Communities
7:00 AM – 8:30 AMConference Registration / Morning Coffee
Networking Opportunities
8:30 AM – 9:45 AMMorning Welcome and Plenary
Open Data + Civic Hackers = New Technology for Age-Old Problems
9:45 AM – 10:15 AMMorning Break
10:15 AM – 1:45 PMUnderstanding the Challenge: A Poverty Simulation Experience
10:15 AM – 12:15 PMConcurrent Implementation Workshops
ILEAD! Tools for Communities to Drive Equitable Development
Tools for Building Community Resilience to Coastal Hazards: An Implementation Workshop
Reaping Benefits of New Transit: Ensuring Local Entrepreneurs Benefit from Rising Tides
Local Food, Local Places: How Local Food Can Spur Downtown Revitalization
Near-Highway Community Design: A School and Housing Charrette
Build Schools, Build Neighborhoods: Connecting Smart Growth and School Improvement
Making Good and Doing Well with Regional Planning: Direction, Tactics and Implementation Lessons
Raising Expectations: Using Green Infrastructure to Improve Equity in Underserved Communities
Better Bike Share: Smaller Cities, Suburbs and Equitable Availability
Greater Baltimore Wilderness: Green Infrastructure for Regional Resilience and Equity
Leveraging P3 for Housing Affordability, Equity and Resilience: Models to Build On
12:15 PM – 1:45 PMNetworking Luncheon
1:45 PM – 3:15 PMConcurrent Afternoon Breakouts
Community Benefits: Delivering Equity in Economic Development
Lot-by-Lot: Baltimore Strategies for Creating a New Urban Landscape through Vacant-Lot Reuse
Delivering Infrastructure: Who Said There Was No Money?
Peas and Carrots: Why Conservation and Smart Growth Belong Together
Breaking Down the Walls: Coworking Spaces and the Future of Innovation
Blight to Bright: 25 Tools Proven to Eliminate Blight in Pennsylvania
Businesses, Artists and Environmentalists: How Maryland’s Cities Partner to Successfully Implement Smart Growth
Measuring Access to Opportunity: 21st-Century Transportation Performance Measurement
Foundation/Community Partnerships Bring Multiple Benefits: Clean Water and Healthier People
The Fiscal Connection: Land Use and Municipal Budgets
3:15 PM – 4:00 PMClosing Plenary
Pulling it all Together - Strategies for a Challenging Environment
8:30 AM – 12:30 AMConcurrent Optional Tours of Local Model Projects
(Pre-registration and nominal fee required)