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Course Summary

2019 Smart Growth Summit

The term 'Smart Growth' refers to a development and planning philosophy designed to create and maintain attractive, convenient, safe and healthy communities. The 10 Smart Growth principles foster design that encourages choices for residents, workers, visitors, in where to live, how to get around, and how to interact with the people around them.
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Format: Classroom
Hours: 6.00
Price: Free

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Agency Approval Course Number Expiration
Louisiana Real Estate Commission 8090-0003 12/31/2020


Panel of Instructors

Smart Growth Summit 2019 Sessions

Opening Keynote: 8:30am-10:00am

Small Towns, Big Returns: How Placemaking Pays Off

Ross DeVol, an economist, will look at the attributes that make small metropolitan and micropolitan areas grow or not and discuss his findings from the Walton Family Foundation report on that topic. Arnaudville is an example of a small Louisiana town that is growing and thriving. Followed by a panel discussion on placemaking, small town economic development, main streets, and business incubation with George Marks of Arnaudville and Kennedy Smith of the CLUE Group. Moderated by Lanny Keller, a journalist for The Advocate, who has reported on small Louisiana towns that are not thriving and have been placed under fiscal management by the state.

Ross DeVol, Walton Fellow, Walton Family Foundation

George Marks, Executive Director, NUNU Arts and Culture Collective (invited)

Kennedy Smith, Co-founder, Community Land Use and Economics Group

Lanny Keller, Staff Writer, The Advocate [moderator]

Session 2: 10:15am-11:45am

Limited Resources, Growing Risks: Adapting in the Age of Climate Change

A moderated discussion about what is needed to adapt to climate change, the relative costs of options, the long-term returns, and how to pay for it with creative financing. Missy Stultz, a climate scientist, will explain the most current science; Lisa Beyer, a planner and landscape architect, will discuss how cities can adapt with land use and nature-based strategies; and Harriet Tregoning will provide an engineering perspective and discuss financing options.

Harriet Tregoning, Director, New Urban Mobility Alliance

Lisa Beyer, Urban Water Infrastructure Manager, World Resources Institute

Missy Stults, Sustainability and Innovations Manager, City of Ann Arbor, Michigan

Camille Manning-Broome, President and CEO, Center for Planning Excellence [moderator]

Lunch Plenary Session: 12:00-1:00pm

Climate Change, Public Health, and Equity

Interviewed by Stephanie Riegel, who writes about local planning issues in the Baton Rouge Business Report, Calvin Gladney of Smart Growth America will discuss equity, blight, public health, and climate change, and how planning and smart growth can address them all.

Calvin Gladney, President and CEO, Smart Growth America

Stephanie Riegel, Editor, Baton Rouge Business Report

Afternoon Session 1: 1:15pm-2:45pm

Details Matter: How Street Design Affects Everything

Beginning with a talk by renowned planner and speaker Mike Lydon, panelists will discuss how incorporating Complete Streets and tactical urbanism can engage and empower residents, improve public health, and drive economic development through placemaking.

Mike Lydon, Principal, Street Plans

Jamie Bennett, Executive Director, ArtPlace America

Sue Mobley, Director of Advocacy, Colloqate (invited)

Concurrent Afternoon Session 1: 1:15pm-2:45pm

The Economics of Risk: Housing in the Age of Climate Change

Climate change will bring about drastic changes in where housing is located and how it looks. In this session, Fawn McGee will discuss the cost of acquiring--versus elevating--flood-prone properties in New Jersey’s riverine floodways to return them to recreation and conservation purposes. Chris Chopik will talk about appropriately valuing real estate by including flood risk in the cost. Allan Young will explore other methods of government-assisted transition which provide positive adaptive results without government purchase of the property. Moderated by attorney Christopher J. Dalbom.

Fawn McGee, Bureau Chief of State Land Acquisition and Director of Blue Acres Program, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Chris Chopik, Realtor, Sage Real Estate Limited

Allan Young, National Technical Leader, Urban & Regional Planning, EMM Consulting (invited)

Christopher J. Dalbom, Assistant Director and Senior Research Fellow of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, Tulane University Law School [moderator]

Afternoon Session 2: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Zip Code Equity: Disrupting Destiny

Ron Sims will present on the strong correlation between a person’s zip code and their health outcomes. Sister Judith Brun will discuss her work towards reducing generational poverty in a Baton Rouge zip code that has experienced disinvestment. Stephanie Broyles will discuss local disparities and policy changes being considered around the Baton Rouge area. Moderated by attorney Preston J. Castille, Jr.

Ron Sims, former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; former Executive, Martin Luther King, Jr. County in Washington State

Stephanie Broyles, Associate Professor - Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Jessica McKelvie Kemp, PhD, Vice-President, Center for Planning Excellence

Preston J. Castille, Jr., Partner, Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips L.L.P. [moderator]

Concurrent Afternoon Session 2: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Managing Stormwater: Integrated Infrastructure Routinely dismissed, often misunderstood, and chronically undervalued, green infrastructure is experiencing a renaissance as its multiple benefits are acknowledged and its cost-effectiveness is realized. From large-scale neighborhood interventions to small-scale features on private property, smart cities are taking steps to re-green their city. Turns out, restoring the natural processes that existed before our cities displaced them are pretty good at improving quality of life through reduced flood damages, better health outcomes, improved air and water quality, reduced urban heat island effect, and even increased property values. This session focuses on modern approaches to green infrastructure implementation and valuing the many benefits it brings to our cities.

Lisa Beyer, Urban Water Infrastructure Manager, World Resources Institute

Drew Williams-Clark, Managing Director, Urban Resilience, Center for Neighborhood Technology

Rowan Schmidt, Program Director, Earth Economics

Angela Chalk, Founder and Executive Director, Healthy Community Services

Kelvin Hill (invited) [moderator]

Closing Keynote: 4:45pm-5:15pm

The Hidden Cost of Sprawl

What is the real cost of land use decisions? Charles Marohn, cofounder of Strong Towns, will present the idea that new development and high-risk investing don’t generate enough wealth to support themselves, and why cities should focus on incremental investment.

Note: moderator has not been selected but there is an opportunity for an attorney to moderate/interview Mr. Marohn and ask relevant legal questions.

Charles L. Marohn, Jr., President and Cofounder, Strong Towns (invited)

Cordell Haymon, Senior Vice President, Petroleum Service Corporation [possible moderator]



By Shirley Branham on 11/26/2019