2017 Louisiana Smart Growth SummitDate: November 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Location: LSU Shaw Center for the Arts 100 Lafayette St. Baton Rouge, LA 70801
The Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) will host the 12th Annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit November 7 & 8, 2017 at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts. The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit is the Southeast’s premier event promoting dialogue on innovative planning, creating healthier and more resilient communities, safer streets and transportation options, real estate and development trends, and the important role of policymaking and leadership. Tuesday’s agenda features a keynote address by Carol Coletta, Senior Fellow at the Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Practice. Carol leads a proposed $40 million collaboration of foundations, nonprofits and governments to demonstrate the ways in which a connected set of civic assets – a civic commons – can yield increased and more widely shared prosperity for cities and neighborhoods. The Summit's Wednesday agenda will feature a “Smart Cities track.". These rapid-fire sessions will focus on various applications available to cities and communities to improve safety, efficiency, and performance using open data and integrated platforms to address everything from permitting to blight to attainable housing to transportation choices. Registration is available online at summit.cpex.org/register, and a full list of speakers and sessions is available at summit.cpex.org/2017-agenda.