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Thursdayand walkable compact developments. The speakers will explore how urban and suburban communities areovercoming political, market and regulatory challenges to create a new paradigm in these cities for sustainable,vibrant and inclusive development. Learn about the community processes, implementation strategiesand public-private partnerships being used to advance a wide range of targeted smart housing goals,including affordable housing, green infrastructure and pedestrian-friendly design.➤ Moderator: Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Natural Resources Defense Council➤ David Dixon, FAIA, Principal in Charge of Planning and Urban Design, Goody, Clancy & Associates➤ Kevin Ratner, President, Forest City Residential West➤ Heather K.Way, Director, Community Development Clinic, University of Texas School of Law➤ Jana McCann, AIA, CEO, McCann Adams Studio24SpinnakerF. Infill Development Strategies for Small Cities – Lessons from Billings, MT[CM 1.5;PDH/HSW 1.5] BEGIn April 2011, Smart Growth America partnered with the City of Billings, MT, on a workshop to talk aboutways that this relatively small (but regionally significant and growing) city could pursue strategies to fostermore and better infill development and curb sprawl. Based on their experience leading this workshop, thepanelists will provide an overview of some of the challenges smaller, growing Western cities like Billingsface in adopting good infill strategies, some of the most successful strategies being employed in theseareas, and the progress it has made specifically in crafting and implementing an infill policy. Opportunities,challenges, tactics and techniques will be addressed from the land use and transportation, regulatory,economic and fiscal health, and private-sector perspectives.➤ Roger Millar, PE, AICP, Director, Leadership Institute, Smart Growth America➤ Tom Hanel, Mayor, City of Billings, MT➤ Dena Belzer, President, Strategic Economics➤ Elaine Clegg, Councilmember, City of Boise, ID; Special Projects Manager, Idaho Smart GrowthSession LevelsBeginnerBEGIntermediateINTAdvancedADV2:00-5:15 pm TRAINING SESSIONS (These sessions include a 15-minute break at 3:00 p.m.)Executive Center 2 A. The Economic and Environmental Benefit of Good Urbanism [CM 3.25; PDH 3.25] INTFor years, smart growth has been engaged as an apologetic or alternative form of development to theperceived market-driven sprawl that most communities face. Yet innovative financial and policy analysishas demonstrated that smart growth development is not only more beneficial from an environmentalstandpoint, but it is also more a fiscally responsible form of growth at a municipal level. This sessionexplores analytic tools and property policy exploration, as well as leadership strategies that are applicablein any size municipality, from a public, private and advocacy perspective. These methods will be explainedas case studies, as well as a walk-through of the communication tools that will help planners and policymakers explain the municipal effect of smart growth decisions. To steal a line from the movie “JerryMaguire”we are going to “Show you the money!”➤ Lee Sobel, Real Estate Development and Finance Analyst, Office of Sustainable Communities, U.S.EPA➤ Joseph Minicozzi, AICP, Principal, Urban3, LLC➤ Mitchell Silver, AICP, Chief Planning and Development Officer, City of Raleigh, NC; President, APA➤ Clark Anderson, Director, Western Colorado Legacy Program, Sonoran InstituteNautilus 2B. Growing Wealthier Training: Achieving the Prosperity Benefits of Transit andSmart Growth [CM 3.25; PDH 3.25] ADVEnhanced understanding of the economic, quality of life and equity benefits of transit-oriented development(TOD) and smart growth is essential for actually realizing these benefits. This session will provide insight

Thursdayfrom experts in research, development, planning, modeling,TOD, policy and practice to guide participants onhow to assess and maximize the broad benefits of TOD and smart growth, including affordable housing,and household transportation and energy costs. We encourage participants to bring real-world challengesand questions for expert peer review and guidance.➤ Charles Kooshian, Senior Transportation Policy Analyst, Center for Clean Air Policy➤ Nadine Fogarty, Principal, Strategic Economics, Inc.➤ Geoffrey Anderson, President and CEO, Smart Growth America➤ Peter Calthorpe, Principal, Calthorpe Associates➤ Dennis Leach, AICP, Director of Transportation, Department of Environmental Services,Transportation Division, City of Arlington ,VA➤ Michael Hoglund, Director, Metro-Research CenterNautilus 5Nautilus 4C. Advancing an Agenda for Healthy, Equitable and Sustainable Environments in California[CM 3.25; PDH 3.25] INTThis session will focus on current and emerging opportunities to advance healthy, equitable and sustainableenvironments across California. We will explore activity at the state (Health in All Policies), regional(Sustainable Community Strategies) and local (Building Healthy Communities) level with an emphasis onsharing promising approaches used by leaders from diverse California communities. Speakers will includeinnovative leaders from government, philanthropy and community-based organizations who are achievingnotable results at the nexus of health, equity and sustainability. Participants will engage in hands-onexercises to identify shared goals and begin to chart out the elements of comprehensive strategies.➤ George Flores, MD, Program Manager, Community Health,The California Endowment➤ Richard J.Jackson, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Environmental Health Sciences;Professor, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Urban Planning, UCLA➤ Carl Anthony, Co-Founder, Breakthrough Communities➤ Paloma Pavel, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Breakthrough Communities➤ Autumn Bernstein, Director, ClimatePlan➤ Jeremy Cantor, MPH, Program Manager, Prevention Institute➤ Kendra Bridges, Land Use Policy Director, Sacramento Housing Alliance➤ Azibuike Akaba, Community Technical Assistance Coordinator, Neighborhood Environmental IndicatorsProject➤ Patty Ochoa, Environmental Health Coordinator, Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles, CA➤ Steve Padilla, Principal, Aquarius Group, Inc.➤ Genoveva Islas-Hooker, MPH, Regional Program Coordinator, Central California Regional ObesityPrevention ProgramD. EPA’s Building Blocks: Lessons Learned from a Year of Tool Development and Delivery[CM 3.25; PDH/HSW 3.25] INTIn 2011, the EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities created the Building Blocks for Sustainable CommunitiesProgram to develop smart growth and sustainability tools that could be delivered to communities in ashort-term and targeted manner. Given the range of issues facing communities to implement smart growth,the toolbox created from this program aims to achieve walkable communities, a reduction in vehicle milestravelled and protection of land and water resources. This session will review the development of thisprogram, its intended impact, and focus on tool delivery and implementation. With the model, the EPAanticipates serving up to 600 communities over the next five years through this work. We will review the25

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