Sessions by Time

As of February 10, 2014

The main Conference Program will span three full days with optional events scheduled for Wednesday, February 12, and Sunday, February 16. The main program will kick off on Thursday morning (Feb. 13), and continue through Saturday afternoon. The schedule includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and coordinated networking activities. It will also feature exciting tours of local model projects in the greater Denver region.

Please visit the Conference Tours page for information on optional tours scheduled for Thursday and Sunday.

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1:00 - 5:30 PMAdvancing Healthy, Equitable Food Systems: Building Capacity, Partnerships and Resources
(Pre-registration and $35 fee required)
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Early Onsite Conference Registration
7:00 AM - 8:30 AMConference Registration / Morning Coffee
8:00 AM - 1:30 PMEquitable Development: Smarter Growth through Environmental Justice
(pre-registration and $25 fee required)
8:00 AM - 12:30 PMMorning Concurrent Optional Tours of Local Model Projects
(Pre-registration and nominal fee required)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PMLunch Break – Participants on own
Networking Opportunities
2:00 PM - 5:30 PMAfternoon Concurrent Optional Tours of Local Model Projects
(Pre-registration and nominal fee required)
2:00 PM - 3:30 PMConcurrent Afternoon Breakouts
Fresno II: Connecting Smart Growth Principles with Hmong, Mixtec, and African-American Community Desires
Using Smart Growth and Economic Strategies to Build Disaster Resilient Economies
From Megaprojects to Strategic Incrementalism: New Perspectives on the Regeneration of America’s Legacy Cities
Filling the Financing Gap for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development
Transportation Pollution, Neighborhood Health and Smart Growth: How Close is TOO Close
Smart Growth 101
Anchor Institutions and Inclusive Economic Development: Opportunity and Challenges in Two Cities
Creating Competitive Communities: Partnering with Business for Sustainable Investment
Put Equity on the Map: Tools for Measuring Access to Opportunity
The Sustainable Journey of Beauty: A New Direction for Tribal Smart-Growth Planning
Healing the Suburban Street: Integrating Green Infrastructure with Sustainable Transportation Options
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMCoffee Break
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMConcurrent Afternoon Breakouts
Building Resilience from the Ground-Up
YouthPass: The Next Generation of Transit Riders for Environmental and Climate Change
Where’s the Money: 2014 Smart Growth Funding Report
Beyond Silos: Public Health Planners Working Together to Create Healthy Communities for All
Crime Prevention and Smart Growth: You Can’t Have One Without the Other
Dimensions of Urban Forestry in Smart Growth
A General Plan Meets Smart Growth: TOD, Millenials, and Boomers Oh My!
Envision: Smart Growth, Smart Infrastructure
What Does Smart Growth Mean at the Neighborhood Scale?
Fix It First: Multi-Benefit Transportation Investment Strategies
Building Leadership for Water-wise Growth in the West
5:30 PM - 7:00 PMDinner Break – Participants on own
7:00 PM - 7:20 PMConference Welcome
7:20 PM - 7:25 PMSmart Growth Award Winner for Overall Excellence Video
Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park–Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
7:25 PM - 8:30 PMKick-off Plenary
Extreme Weather, Smart-Growth Forecasts: Finding Opportunities for Implementing Silver Linings
8:30 PM - 9:30 PMHosted Networking Reception
7:00 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast Networking Sessions
Equity Networking Session – Strategic Partnerships for Creating Equitable Communities
Rural Networking Session – Smart Growth in Rural Communities and Small Towns: An Emporium of Ideas
Update on the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities
7:00 AM - 8:30 PMConference Registration / Morning Coffee
Networking Opportunities
8:30 AM - 9:45 AMMorning Plenary
Successful Transportation Networks: A Driving Force in Smart Growth
9:30 AM - 3:30 PMTechnology Fair
9:45 AM - 10:15 AMMorning Break
10:15 AM -11:45 AMConcurrent Morning Breakouts
Bosses for Buses (and Employees, Too): Organizing Riders and Employers for Transit
Community Energy District-Scale Planning and Implementation: Practical Tools and Approaches
Advancing Regional Equity through Collaboration: Public Housing Agencies and Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Follow the Crowd: New Funding and Civic Engagement Tools for Equitable Development
Building Health Equity into all Policies: Lessons from Richmond, CA and Contra Costa County
From Harm to Health: Land-use Innovations to Address Industrial Impacts in Neighborhoods
Resilient Communities: Resources and Case Studies for Smart School Siting
Big Ideas, Small Towns: Young Entrepreneurs and the Future of Rural America
Talk-Story: How to Complete Streets and Build Community, We Cannot Work Alone
Location Analytics: Grow a Sustainable Economy One Small Business at a Time
Gettin’ Real in Rifle, Colorado
11:45 AM - 1:30 PMLunch Break – Participants on own
Networking Opportunities
1:30 PM - 3:00 PMConcurrent Afternoon Breakouts
Livable Communities Council: Engaging Volunteers to Empower Communities
New Partners for a New Climate: Local, State and Federal Initiatives
Building a Participatory Vision for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development in Los Angeles
Activating Public Spaces to Reduce Crime and Violence and Improve Public Health
When Food Deserts Become Just Desserts
Implementing Smart Growth for the Department of Defense
A River Runs Through It: The Boardman River Reborn Creates Prosperity
Lessons from the Vacant School House: Turning Empty Buildings into Assets
Creative Placemaking in Rural America: Philanthropy and Government Supporting Rural Towns via Arts Investment
New Ways for Pittsburgh’s Historic Strip District
Developing Environmental Assets at Scale in Communities of Color and Low income Communities
3:00 PM - 3:30 PMCoffee Break
3:30 PM - 5:30 PMConcurrent Implementation Workshops
Y-PLAN Tools for Engaging Youth in Smart Growth Planning, Implementation and Change!
Do Regional Collaboratives Move the Equity Dial? Early Lessons from the Federal Sustainable Communities and California's SB375 Initiatives
Emerging Fiscal Impact Tools Highlight the Economic Consequences of Development Decisions
Neighborhood Planning By Design: Building Infrastructure for Health and Sustainability
Zombie Subdivisions: Can You Restore, Reincarnate, Kill or Prevent Them
Entrepreneurship in Rural Places: Revitalizing Towns and Economies with Locally Based Strategies
Smart Recipes for Smart Growth: Increasing Healthy Access and Local Food Systems
The Changing Face of America: Where They Want to Live and How to Plan for It
Tools that Empower: Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Dramatically Increase Public Participation
Unlocking the Potential of Commercial Strip Development-Innovative Approaches and Real-Life Challenges
Rail in the West
8:30 AM - 9:45 AMMorning Plenary
Smart Growth: A Prescription for Healthy Communities and Vibrant Economies
9:45 AM - 10:15 AMMorning Break
10:15 AM - 12:15 PMConcurrent Morning Workshops
Prepare, Respond, and Recover: Best Practices to Foster Community Resilience
Building Equity and Social Justice Networks to Scale: Ingredient and Recipe Basics
The Dollars and $ense of Smart Growth
Learn and Stroll: Walking Big Ideas and Everyday Tools to Increase Walking in Communities
What We Did, How We Did It, and Why We’re Better for It: A Conversation with Partnership for Sustainable Communities Grantees
Growing Food Connections for Sustainable Communities
Partnerships of Place: SC2, Federal-local Collaborating and Capacity Building in America’s Revitalizing Cities
From the Ground Up: Using Data to Build Collaborative Plans for Local and Regional Prosperity
Smarter Growth in One Year: 10 Actions to Get Your Community Started
Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper: Remaking Streets for Better Outcomes
Green Infrastructure: Not Just About the Water
12:15 PM - 1:45 PMNetworking Luncheon
1:45 PM - 3:15 PMAfternoon Breakouts
Are Your Building and Land Use Codes Ready for the Changing Climate?
Turning Community Blight into Community Assets: Accessing EPA Brownfields Grant Funding to Catalyze Community Revitalization
The Self-Help Metropolitan Revolution
Together, Better, Smarter, Safer: Planning for Transportation and a Healthy Community
Plan, Implement, Assess: The Advance of California’s SB375
Artspace in Loveland: Affordable Housing and a New Art Center
Achieving Compact and Complete Communities
Blazing a Trail: A Collaborative Model for Complete Streets in Rural Towns
3:15 PM - 4:15 PMClosing Plenary
Health, Wealth, and Happiness – The Inspiration of a City
8:00 AM - 12:30 PMConcurrent Optional Tours of Local Model Projects
(Pre-registration and nominal fee required)