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Join us in June at the Innovative Cities Conference
Featuring Best Practices in Urban Development!

Learn about the new ways in which federal and municipal stakeholders are collaborating to promote the economic, physical, and social development of small- to mid-sized cities. Speakers will share their knowledge about successful strategies for economic and social development and discuss opportunities and challenges faced by their growing cities in these difficult economic times.

Conference topics will include economic development, the creative economy, sustainability, transportation, housing, education, etc. The conference will provide a forum for dialogue on these issues and offer participants a chance to contribute their thoughts toward concrete policy proposals. This is an opportunity to help shape an effective strategy for urban America.

Speakers from six cities will present best practices in use at each of their own municipalities:

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Portland, Oregon




Noted experts on urban affairs have been invited as keynote speakers for the Thursday evening dinner and Friday lunch. On Saturday, June 19th, the Northeast-Midwest Institute and the Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition will convene an Open Forum in cooperation with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas.

Urban policy professionals, city planners, public administrators, scholars, students and the general public interested in learning about best practices in place at several cities in the U.S. and in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

For additional information, email info@innovativecitiesconference.com