2017 Media Archive
Watch the exciting Keynote and Closing Plenary sessions from the 2017 Louisiana Smart Growth Summit.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
KEYNOTE: REIMAGINING THE CIVIC COMMONS FT. CAROL COLETTA
Carol Coletta is a senior fellow with The Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Practice. She is leading a proposed $40 million collaboration of foundations, nonprofits and governments to demonstrate the ways in which a connected set of civic assets – a civic commons – can yield increased and more widely shared prosperity for cities and neighborhoods.
Carol Coletta, Senior Fellow, The Kresge Foundation's American Cities Practice
Moderator: Cordell Haymon
Senior Vice President, SGS Petroleum Service Corporation
Board Chair, Center for Planning Excellence
CLOSING PLENARY: THE POWER OF GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY TO ALIGN EFFORTS FT. DENICE ROSS
Specializing in data transparency and civic engagement, with a focus on action at the local level, Ms. Ross highlights the importance of having diverse stakeholders working together to tackle different parts of complex city problems. She highlights how networks are critical for learning from others already doing work to accelerate progress, and the need for Louisiana to share what our state is accomplishing. She discusses her experience using open data to transform education and civic engagement, and the applications relevant to rural areas and small towns.
Denice Ross, Public Interest Technology Fellow, New America
Moderator: Ashley Shelton
Executive Director, Power Coalition
Board Member, Center for Planning Excellence
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
KEYNOTE: THE NEXT GENERATION OF SMART CITIES FT. ANDY BERKE
Chattanooga has become a great place to live no matter residents’ zip codes. Through planning, innovation districts and the city’s focus on implementation, Chattanooga continues to attract new residents and businesses. Mayor Berke talks about strategies that address early education challenges and crime, programs to create connectivity and walkable communities, the affordable housing PILOT program, and unique partnerships that result in successful projects.
Andy Berke, Mayor, City of Chattanooga
Moderator: Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas
President & CEO, Center for Planning Excellence
CLOSING PLENARY: CLEARING THE ROADBLOCKS TO SMART INFRASTRUCTURE FT. SELETA REYNOLDS
Where are trends heading for the future of mobility and livability? Learn about the direction Los Angeles is heading, along with the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ (NACTO) new focus on urban design. Hear about the role public engagement plays in finding champions, and the benefits of demonstration projects such as Open Streets, play streets, parklets.
Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Moderator: Rachel DiResto
Executive Vice President, Center for Planning Excellence