Over 100 developers, planners, elected officials, and community advocates gathered in Boston last week at the 2018 LOCUS New England Leadership Summit to discuss innovations in smart growth and the future of development in New England. Take a look at what attendees were talking about at #LOCUSBoston.
2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit
At the 2018 LOCUS New England Leadership Summit, the finalists and winners of three awards—Project, Developer, and Partnership of the Year—were recognized.
Back in April, we took at trip to Silver Spring, MD to see how it’s transformed from a car-oriented suburb into a much more walkable, accessible town with an active downtown. In Silver Spring, we were met by some of the town’s leaders and transit experts to discuss the future Purple Line light rail.
Cities of all sizes are facing a shortage of housing for their poorest, most vulnerable residents. And a smaller set of booming cities are becoming completely unaffordable to even the middle class. To ensure enough attainable housing is built to satisfy demand, particularly as new transit service comes to an area and raises land values, such housing has to be planned for and spread out as much as possible.
The breadth of topics covered at the LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods reflected the breadth of expertise among attendees. Here’s a look back at the walking tour, keynotes, sessions, and Capitol Hill lobby with the First & Main coalition that were caught live on Twitter with #LOCUSsummit2018.
Watch the welcoming remarks from the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit by LOCUS Director Christopher Coes, LOCUS President Jair Lynch and Oxford, MS Mayor Robyn Tannehill, followed by the keynote from Majora Carter, a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster.
This year’s event is an interactive opportunity for members of the real estate industry to learn more about the future of walkable, triple bottom line development and to connect with like-minded professionals working on these types of projects and advocating for better public policy across the country. Don’t miss your chance to attend.
The registration deadline for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods has been extended through Friday, April 13, 2018. Any registrations after this Friday will be added to the event waitlist.
Will you be in the room for the best opportunity of 2018 to forge partnerships and lead the conversations required to rebuild and revitalize America’s cities and towns? There’s less than a week left to book your spot.
The real estate industry and LOCUS have been fundamentally shaped by the work of women developers and investors, policy experts, government officials, planners, designers, and community organizers. From federal policy to real estate finance, infrastructure to equity, women are influencing the way we think about rebuilding America’s neighborhoods and transforming them into vibrant and inclusive walkable communities. LOCUS is proud to be hosting a talented line-up of these dynamic leaders at the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods next month.