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The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit is the premier interdisciplinary forum promoting dialogue focusing on resilience, livability, planning, design  infrastructure, development, placemaking, public transit, transportation, connectivity, policymaking and economic development.

2015 Beyond the Summit

About "Beyond The Summit" ...

Whether you missed the 2015 Summit or just want to know what’s next, “Beyond the Summit” is a resource to help Louisiana leaders and decision makers stay connected to ideas that matter for the future of Louisiana communities. 

A series of session recaps, analyses and recommendations, “Beyond the Summit” is designed to continue the important conversation that takes place each year at Center for Planning Excellence’s Smart Growth Summit. 

These pages take the inspirational visions, big ideas and planning expertise presented by 2015 Summit speakers and consider how they can be applied in Louisiana.  Installments of this eight-part series will be released weekly and will include links to Summit videos of featured speakers presenting on the topic at hand. 

For 10 years, the Smart Growth Summit has brought planners, developers, community advocates, elected officials, and other forward-thinking citizens together to network, brainstorm and learn alongside internationally acclaimed smart growth experts. The Summit provides a forum for thinking about how to protect the things that make Louisiana incredible and change the things that are holding us back.