Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fwd: Invitation: Tackling make or break issues on our watch! Dec.13 Smart Growth Conference

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From: Sustainable Pittsburgh

Register now for the 12th annual SWPA Smart Growth Conference! View this email in your browser

Thursday, December 13, 2012
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Downtown Pittsburgh

Networking Lunch Included

Our region is faced with a multi-billion dollar price tag for clean water, transportation, and redevelopment. Time has run out for band-aid approaches. But what are the sustainable solutions we deserve and how can we turn problems into lasting opportunity?

Regional sustainability, and thus prosperity, hinge on a new way of thinking and partnering for increased collaboration between businesses and local government. This conference comes at a critical juncture for our region. Clean water, transportation, and innovative finance for redevelopment are top priorities as defined by emerging and established leaders in SWPA. Attend to learn what is at stake and how you can become involved. Learn about breakthrough ways businesses and local government can work together to solve problems regionally and unleash our full potential for sustainable development.

Featuring joint keynote discussion:                                      

Mario Leone
Manager, Borough of Monaca

Panel Keynotes:                          

Transportation Funding - Beyond quick fixes
Barry Schoch

Secretary of Transportation,
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

High Stakes Case for Green Infrastructure - What would you rather pay for?
Jim Good

Interim Executive Director,
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority
(Veolia Water North America)

Innovative Finance for Urban Redevelopment - Smart growth or otherwise?
Michael Pehur

Development Finance Consulting Director,
Duane Morris Government Strategies

Each keynote will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q & A session.

Additional Speakers:          

Steve Bland  Port Authority of Allegheny County
Lynn Colosi  Clear View Strategies
Chad Davis  Michael Baker Jr., Inc.
David Dudo  Beemack Trucking
Craig Dunham  Dunham reGroup LLC
Steve Feller  Mt. Lebanon
Bill Gatti  TREK Development Group
Steve Gifford  Greensburg Community Development Corporation
Susan Hockenberry  Local Government Academy
Joe Massaro III  Massaro Corporation
Mark Minnerly  The Mosites Company
Ruthann Omer  The Gateway Engineers, Inc.
Mark Peluso  Town Center Associates
Mary Ellen Ramage  Borough of Etna
Allison Robinson  UPMC
John Schombert  3 Rivers Wet Weather
Alex Sciulli  Highmark
Michael Silvestri  Peters Township
Mayor Maggie Stock  City of Butler
Ken Zapinski  Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Sponsored By:                   

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Event sponsorship opportunities available:
Dennis Yablonsky
CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development


Early bird: $35
$30 for Members of Sustainable Pittsburgh, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Students, and Elected and Appointed Officials members

After 11/28: $45
for Members of Sustainable Pittsburgh, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Students, and Elected and Appointed Officials members

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Presented By:

  • Allegheny Conference on Community Development
  • Local Government Academy
  • Sustainable Pittsburgh

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