4th Annual Transforming & Revitalizing Downtown Summit

The 4th Annual Transforming & Revitalizing Downtown Summit is being hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hamilton, Ontario from June 6-7, 2012. A workshop takes place the following day, on June 8, 2012.

This event provides inspiring case studies to stimulate ideas for vibrant downtowns. Hear leading practitioners from diverse disciplines across Canada and around the world discuss innovative approaches to enhancing livability in municipalities of all sizes. Speakers include Michael Manville,

Assistant Professor, Department of City & Regional Planning, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY); Nathan Ward, Associate Urban Designer and Architect, RMJM (Edinburgh); Pamela Blais, Urban Planner and Principal, Metropole Consultants; Eric van der Kooij, Team Leader, Metropolitan Region (Amsterdam); and Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants Inc. (Toronto).

Reverse downtown decline. Transform underused infrastructure for public use. Secure private investments to fund community spaces. Engage your community in your master plans.

Unique networking opportunities abound, as this summit attracts a mix of stakeholders in urban development including planners, policy-makers, politicians, architects, developers, BIA executives and more. Take this opportunity to network with your peers and share your experiences and challenges in the field.

A Downtown Hamilton Workshop takes place on June 8, where participants will tour the city’s downtown to gain insight into the how the Hamilton has taken bold initiatives to transform its physical, economic and social landscape.

Please visit www.revitalizingdowntowns.net to view the agenda and to register. Mention or enter VIP Code TRD100 when registering and save $100. This offer will expire on April 20, 2012. If you have any additional questions, please e-mail customercare@strategyinstitute.com or call 1.866.298.9343 x200.