Road Map to Redevelopment
January 25, 2012
Luncheon Keynote Address: Mr. Mitchell Silver, AICP, PP
President, American Planning Association, Chief Planning & Economic Development Officer & Director of the Department of City Planning,City of Raleigh
Mitchell Silver is the Chief Planning and Economic Development Officer in the City of Raleigh, North Carolina. Silver is an award-winning planner with more than 25 years of planning experience. He is nationally recognized for his leadership in the profession and his contributions to contemporary planning issues. Before coming to Raleigh in 2005 as planning director, Silver worked as policy and planning director in New York City, a principal of a New York City-based planning firm, a town manager in New Jersey and deputy planning director in Washington, D.C. He has taught graduate planning courses at Hunter College, Brooklyn College, Pratt Institute, and North Carolina State University. As planning director in Raleigh, he led the comprehensive plan update process. He is now overseeing a rewrite of the city's Development Code.
|8:30am - 9:00am||Registration / Continental Breakfast|
|9:00am - 10:00am||
Concurrent Sessions A
Going Big: Developing a Regional Plan for Sustainability (Stateroom)
This session will examine the approach the RPCGB will take to integrate the Regional Transportation Plan with land use and economic development and address short term needs, long term sustainability, community health and quality of life.
Moderator: Mr. Darrell Howard, AICP, PTP, Deputy Director of Planning, RPCGB
Join our panel of redevelopment experts discussing the potential for redevelopment in the region, what it costs, and how to minimize those costs.
Moderator: Dr. L. Ray Morris, Jr., RPCGB Panel: Mr. Bob Wilkerson, 2D Studio; Mr. John Norris, Oakworth Capital Bank and Mr. Harry Lynch, Harbert Realty
|10:00am - 10:15am||Break|
|10:15am- 11:15am||Concurrent Sessions B
Bus Rapid Transit and Economic Growth and Redevelopment (Stateroom)
Known as "Light Rail on Rubber Tires", Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a relatively new technology in this country. This presentation will show several BRT systems around the country and explore possible uses for it in our region.
Moderator: Mr. Mike Kaczorowski, Transportation Planner, RPCGB
Many of our region's older commercial corridors have suffered from a lack of reinvestment. This session will highlight recent RPCGB projects that address strategic investments in these corridors for sustainable redevelopment.
Moderator: Mr. Steve Ostaseski, RPCGB Panel: Mr. Jack Schnettler, ATKINS; Mr. Renato Ghizoni, RPCGB and Mr. Philip Amthor, RPCGB
|11:30am - 1:00pm||RPCGB Annual Luncheon (Ballroom)
Election of 2012-2013 RPCGB Board of Directors