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100 Lafayette St
Baton Rouge, LA, 70801
United States

225-267-6300

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.

Agenda

This year's agenda will be filled with world-renowned thought leaders and sessions designed to foster a renewed dialogue on the critical planning issues facing Louisiana and the rest of the country.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 13

8-8:30 am
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
Lamar atrium & gallery at the manship theatre,
mezzanine level

8:30-8:50 am
Welcome
Manship Theatre

Camille Manning-Broome & Cordell Haymon    
Center for Planning Excellence

8:50-9:00 am
Opening Poem
Manship Theatre

Chancelier Xero Skidmore
Executive Director, Forward Arts 


9:00-10:00
Louisiana: On the Frontier of Resilience Opening session
Manship Theatre

Joyce Coffee
Founder, Climate Resilience Consulting

Alex Kaplan
Head, North America; Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re Management (US) Corporation

S. Beaux Jones (invited)
Associate, Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer

MODERATOR:
Camille Manning-Broome
President & CEO, Center for Planning Excellence


9:00-10:00
ETHICS
HARTLEY / VEY WORKSHOP THEATRE

Speakers TBA


10:00-10:15
break
jones walker foyer


10:15-11:45
small towns, Big Character
Manship Theatre

Mayor Greg Lemons
Town of Abita Springs

Phanat Xanamane (invited)
President of the Board, Envision da Berry

George Marks (invited)
Founder, NUNU Collective

Kate Durio
Assistant to Mayor-President Joel Robideaux, Lafayette Consolidated Government

MODERATOR:
Jason King
Principal and Senior Project Director, Dover, Kohl & Partners


10:15-11:45
NEW PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP STRATEGIES to Protect GREEN SPACE
HARTLEY / VEY WORKSHOP THEATRE

Speakers TBA


10:15-11:45
Adaptation at All Scales
HARTLEY / VEY STUDIO THEATRE

Roxanne Blackwell
Director, Federal Government Affairs, American Society of Landscape Architects

Diane Jones Allen
Principal Landscape Architect, Design Jones, LLC

Mathew D. Sanders
Resilience Program and Policy Administrator, State of Louisiana's Office of Community Development

MODERATOR:
Haley Blakeman
Vice President, Center for Planning Excellence


11:45-12:05
break / get lunch
Lamar atrium


12:05-12:55
Lunch Plenary: Anne Fadullon
MANSHIP THEATRE

Anne Fadullon
Director of Planning & Development, City of Philadelphia


12:55-1:10
break
jones walker foyer


 1:10-2:35
Development That Inspires: redevelopment case Studies
MANSHIP THEATRE

Speakers TBA


 1:10-4:10
ADDRESSING THE RESILIENCE GAP WORKSHOP
➣ hartley / vey workshop THEATRE

Joyce Coffee
Founder, Climate Resilience Consulting


2:35-2:50
break
jones walker foyer


2:50-4:10
Tale of two cities: blight and redevelopment tools
manship theatre

Speakers TBA


1:10-4:10
ADDRESSING THE RESILIENCE GAP WORKSHOP (CONTINUES)
➣ hartley / vey workshop THEATRE


 4:15-4:35
remarks by Governor john bel edwards
manship THEATRE

Governor John Bel Edwards
State of Louisiana

INTRODUCED BY:
Camille Manning-Broome
President & CEO, Center for Planning Excellence


4:35-4:45
break
Jones walker foyer


4:45-5:30
Closing Session: FUTURE OF Transportation
➣ manship theatre

John Robert Smith
Chairman of Transportation for America; former Mayor of Meridian, MS

Calvin Gladney
President & CEO; Smart Growth America

MODERATOR:
John Spain (invited)
Executive Vice President; Baton Rouge Area Foundation


5:30 - 7:00
opening reception: PECHAKUCHA NIGHT vol. x  
HARTLEY / VEY STUDIO THEATRE


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14

8:00-8:45
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
➣ Lamar atrium & gallery at the manship theatre, mezzanine level


8:45-9:00
WELCOME
➣ manship theatre

Camille Manning-Broome    
President & CEO, Center for Planning Excellence


9:00-10:30
THE COLOR OF LAW: RICHARD ROTHSTEIN OPENING SESSION
➣ manship theatre

Richard Rothstein
Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Fellow, Haas Institute at the University of California–Berkeley; author, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America”

FOLLOWED BY RESPONDING PANEL DISCUSSION:

Andreanecia M. Morris
Executive Director, HousingNOLA

Ashley K. Shelton
Executive Director, The Power Coalition

MODERATOR:
Christopher J. Tyson
President & CEO, East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority


10:30-10:45
break
jones walker foyer


10:45-12:00
WARNING: PLANNING MAY AFFECT YOUR HEALTH
➣ manship theatre

Gretchen Beesing
Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Miami

Greg Rucks
Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

Jalonne White-Newsome (invited)
Senior Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation

MODERATOR:
Jessica McKelvie Kemp, PhD
Vice President, Center for Planning Excellence


10:45-12:00
REGIONAL WATERSHED MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
HARTLEY / VEY WORKSHOP theatre

Speakers TBA


12:00-12:20
break / get lunch
Lamar atrium


12:20-1:20
Lunch Plenary: jason roberts
➣ manship theatre

Jason Roberts
Originator, National Better Block Project

FOLLOWED BY RESPONDING PANEL DISCUSSION:

Warren Abadie (invited)
City-Parish Transportation Engineer, Lafayette Consolidated Government

Renee Chatelain (invited)
President & CEO, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Dan Favre
Executive Director, Bike Easy

Justin Lemoine
ELS Landscape Architecture Studio


1:20-1:35
break


1:35-2:35
Building cities for the future amidst climate change
➣ manship theatre

Christopher Forinash
Principal, DC Office Leader, Nelson\Nygaard

Katie Wholey
Consultant, Resilience, Arup

Alex Kaplan
Head, North America; Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re Management (US) Corporation

Janice Barnes (invited)
Principal, Director of Resilience, Waggonner & Ball

Jason King
Principal and Senior Project Director, Dover, Kohl & Partners


1:35-3:45
tools for neighborhood transformation workshop
➣ hartley / vey workshop theatre

Jason Roberts
Founding Director, Better Block Foundation

Jennifer Allen
Leader Success Strategist, Ioby

Tommy Pacello
President, Memphis Medical District Collaborative

Kevin Wright
Principal, YARD & Company

Veronica Davis
Co-owner and Principal Planning Manager, Nspiregreen LLC; Co-Founder, Black Women Bike

INTRODUCED BY:
Norman Morris
CEO, Louisiana Realtors

MODERATOR:
Haley Blakeman
Vice President, Center for Planning Excellence


2:35-2:45
break


2:45-2:45
MAKING CONNECTIONS: miami TO LOUISIANA
MANSHIP theatre

Jason King
Principal and Senior Project Director, Dover, Kohl & Partners

Gretchen Beesing
Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Miami

Katie Wholey
Consultant, Resilience, Arup

Alex Kaplan
Head, North America; Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re Management (US) Corporation

Jeff Hebert (invited)
Vice President for Adaptation and Resilience, The Water Institute of the Gulf

MODERATOR:
Jeannette Dubinin
Director of Coastal Programs, Center for Planning Excellence


1:35-3:45
tools for neighborhood transformation workshop (CONTINUES)
➣ hartley / vey workshop theatre


3:45-3:55
break
jones walker foyer


3:55-4:30
conference closing Session: veronica davis
➣ manship theatre

Veronica O. Davis
Co-owner and Principal Planning Manager, Nspiregreen LLC ; Co-Founder, Black Women Bike