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12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, Equitable and Livable Communities

Date and time: 
February 7, 2013 (All day) - February 9, 2013 (All day)

Marriott Kansas City Downtown Hotel
Kansas City, MO

The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference has made it a primary goal to bring together multiple disciplines to explore how partnerships can provide the political will, technical expertise, and the most effective action plans to build safer, healthier, and more livable communities. These partnerships help eliminate single-sector “silo-thinking” and the language barriers that make it difficult for various professions and interests to communicate with each other. The conference is expected to draw a national audience of local elected officials and city and county staff; state and federal agency leaders; professionals in planning, transportation, public health, landscape architecture, architecture, public works, parks and recreation, and crime prevention; realtors, developers, builders and bankers; advocates for equity and environmental justice, youth, older adults, and walking and biking; labor representatives; school leaders and staff; environmentalists; and others committed to building safer, healthier and more livable communities everywhere.

The program will span three full days with optional pre-conference events scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th and post-conference events scheduled for Sunday February 10th. The main program will kick off on Thursday morning, February 7th, and continue through Saturday afternoon. The schedule includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, specialized trainings, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and coordinated networking activities. It will also feature exciting tours of local model projects in and around the greater Kansas City region.

Call for proposals and more information: http://www.newpartners.org/program/cfsp/

CURA is a cosponsor of the conference.