We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2012 APA National Conference in LA! Please join with your fellow Economic Development Division members at the following activities:
MONDAY MORNING: Economic Development Division Session
April 16, 9:00-10:15am
Revitalization and Redevelopment Strategies and Tools (Session S536) [CM 1.25]
Join us for the Economic Development sponsored session to explore issues often overlooked in commercial district revitalization and planning. Learn why conventional solutions don’t always lead to less vacancy, better businesses, or more tax revenues. Hear from superstars of economic development about different elements of revitalization success. Presenters are William R. Anderson, FAICP; Della G. Rucker, AICP; Jill Griffin; and Julie Herlands, AICP.
MONDAY AFTERNOON: Two Great Sessions ( . . . that happen to be at the same time)
April 16, 2:30-3:45pm
Economics of Corridor Revitalization (Session S559) [CM 1.25]
Bob Lewis, AICP, the out-going chair of the Economic Development Division, will be speaking on the topic of the economics of corridor revitalization. This two-person panel session is one of five sessions in a short course and webinar series taking place all day Monday on Retrofitting Streets and Corridors.
April 16, 2:30-3:45pm
What is Happening to America? (Session S620) [CM 1.25]
This session will not only look at the trends that will face the next generation of planners, but let you know how to get involved now in shaping the future. This session dovetails with the dinner program “Planning for Prosperity” and is a Divisions Council Initiative. Planning is about prosperity; learn how we can work together to create not only prosperity, but economic sustainability. Presenters include three former chairs of the Economic Development Division—William R. Anderson, FAICP; Terry F. Holzheimer, FAICP; and Rhonda G. Phillips, AICP; and Juli Beth Hinds, AICP.
MONDAY EVENING: EDD Reception and Meeting (X013)
April 16, 7:00-8:30pm
Diamond Salon 2 at JW Marriott
Be sure to attend the Division’s annual get-together! No CM credits but light food and refreshments (free drinks!) will be served. Come network with colleagues in an intimate setting, celebrate our award winners, thank our outgoing officers, welcome the new ones, and more!
Other noteworthy events: Sunday evening dinner programs (additional fee required) on emerging topics of particular relevance to economic development professionals:
Planning for Prosperity: http://www.planning.org/conference/program/search/activity.htm?ActivityID=158990 <http://www.planning.org/conference/program/search/activity.htm?ActivityID=158990>
Megapolitan America Dinner Program http://www.planning.org/conference/program/search/activity.htm?ActivityID=158991 <http://www.planning.org/conference/program/search/activity.htm?ActivityID=158991>
Follow us on Twitter @APA_EDD and join the APA Economic Development Division Group <http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2627191&trk=hb_side_g> on LinkedIn.
We look forward to seeing you in LA!