Urban leaders and innovators are gathering in San Francisco on September 20-21 for the Urban Next Summit, with hosts CEOs for Cities and the San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association. Designed to revisit and re-imagine the concept of the America Dream, summit workshops are centered on the themes of livability, connectivity, community and opportunity.
From CEOs for Cities:
Will you be among the select group of emerging leaders who influence the next American Dream?
The American identity is at a tipping point, moving from what some have called an excess of go-it-alone toward an optimistic culture of do-it-together. This shift is being driven by a new class of urban activists who see a different future for America’s cities, powered by imagination, collective action and technology — people who are unwilling to wait for permission to get things done. With their zeal for change and their ability to bring people together to make important things happen, they are at the forefront of defining how people will live life in cities in the first half of this century.
There is no charge to attend, although attendees are responsible for travel costs. However, the application process is competitive.
Applications to attend are due this Friday, August 13, 2010. For more information, including a draft agenda, and to apply, click here.