- Wed, May 16, 2012
5:00 — 6:00 p.m. registration and networking
6:00 — 7:30 p.m. presentation
- The Downtown Club
Public Ledger Building
6th and Chestnut Streets, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
- Member, in advance: $35.00
Member, at the door: $50.00
Non-member, in advance: $55.00
Non-member, at the door: $70.00
Cancellation Policy — Cancellations made by 12:00 a.m. three business days prior to the event will be fully refunded. Due to SMPS Philadelphia’s commitment with meeting facilities for food and beverage quantities, all cancellations after that time and no-shows will be ineligible for a refund.
McCormick Taylor Engineers & Planners
City and regional planning is a technical and political process concerned with land use and design of the urban environment. Felt far beyond the orderly development of communities, it plays a premier role in a region’s environment, economic development, aesthetics, public policy, governance and vitality. Planning enables civic leaders, businesses and citizens to play a meaningful role in creating communities that enrich people’s lives.
Thoughtful planning helps communities envision their future, accommodate growth and strike a healthy balance between new development, essential services, environmental protection and innovative change. Ultimately, these choices have an effect on the entire built and un-built community.
At this fascinating program, four of the nation’s top experts–David Rouse, Steve Wray, Barry Seymour, and Nando Micale–will share their strategic thinking and experience as it relates directly to our region. Starting with the basics of regional planning, attendees will learn about the techniques and objectives in action today at local, regional and national levels, and the impacts they have will have on the future of the Delaware Valley’s built environment.
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
DVRPC is one of the nation’s largest and most respected metropolitan planning organizations. As both staff director and liaison to its board of directors, Barry has the primary responsibility of crafting a regional agenda and an annual work program. The commission’s long-range plan and short-term Transportation Improvement Program allocates over $1 billion annually for transportation improvements across the region. Since joining DVRPC in 2006, Barry instituted the first municipal grant program for revitalization of urban neighborhoods and older suburban communities, created a growth management planning program for suburban communities, spearheaded the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Smart Transportation initiative, oversaw a regional food system plan, and is now directing efforts to improve energy efficiency in the region.
Steven T. Wray
Economy League of Greater Philadelphia
In his role with the Economy League, Steve and his staff of 10 work with a board of more than 70 private sector leaders from the region’s foremost companies and institutions. He is also managing director of the Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc., the corporate home of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. Steve previously served as policy director to Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Mark Singel; was an associate with Jones Lang Wootton USA in New York; and was consultant to the executive director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development in Pittsburgh. In 2010, he began a two-year term on the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission and was appointed to the Advisory Board for the Office of Economic Opportunity in Philadelphia.
David Rouse, AICP
Principal and Practice Leader for City + Regional Planning
David specializes in strategic planning and visioning for municipalities, counties and regions. His work incorporates a focus on community engagement in the planning process and on capacity-building for implementation. Representative projects range from community-wide comprehensive, economic development and green infrastructure plans to neighborhood plans, zoning ordinances and design standards. Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Biloxi, Cumberland, Greensboro, Louisville and Portsmouth are a few examples of his client communities; his work has been recognized with numerous regional and national planning awards. He lectures on community planning and implementation topics at conferences across the country and is an adjunct faculty member in city and regional planning at the graduate school of the University of Pennsylvania.
Nando Micale, FAIA, AICP
Principal and Practice Leader for Housing + Neighborhoods
Nando Micale has spent more than two decades transforming our country’s cities through the design of vital, sustainable neighborhoods. His work includes city-wide urban design plans, design of waterfront communities, suburban smart growth strategies, transit-oriented development, and urban infill projects. Nando is one of the nation’s leading professionals in the design of mixed-income neighborhoods, with successful HOPE VI communities in 12 states, totaling nearly 10,000 new homes. He has helped cities win $500,000,000 in competitive federal funds, and is currently working with cities to position transit-oriented development plans for HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program.
The most convenient parking garage is located at 7th & Ranstead Streets (between Market & Chestnut Streets). When you exit the elevators to the street, you will be on Chestnut Street between 6th and 7th. Turn to the left and walk toward 6th & Chestnut Streets. Be sure to get your parking stub validated at the SMPS registration desk for significant savings!
The Downtown Club
Public Ledger Building
6th and Chestnut Streets, 11th Floor, Philadelphia