The first two documentaries in the Lincoln Institute's groundbreaking Making Sense of Place film series - Phoenix: The Urban Desert and Cleveland: Confronting Decline in an American City - will be shown on public television at stations around the country this fall, beginning with KLCS-TV Los Angeles Sept 14. Check here for more program dates. The films, produced by Northern Light Productions, are highlighted as high-definition offerings on American Public Television online. A third documentary film is currently in production on the city of Portland, Ore.
The Lincoln Institute will be among the public and private sector leaders gathering for the Meeting of the Minds in Oakland Sept. 11-13, a two-day leadership conference convened by the University of California/Berkeley College of Environmental Design and Toyota to examine policies for more sustainable cities in the context of global warming.
William A. Fischel, professor of economics at Dartmouth College and a member of the Lincoln Institute board, will kickoff the Fall 2007 Lincoln Lecture Series on Wednesday September 19, with his talk: "The Decline in the Number of School Districts in the Twentieth Century: A Bottom-Up Explanation," noon at Lincoln House, 113 Brattle Street, CAMBRIDGE, Mass.
Francisco Sabatini, professor at Catholic University of Chile, (Pontificia Catolica de Chile), will discuss "Chilean Housing and Land Policy revisited: from Quantitative to Qualitiative Challenges," Tuesday September 25 at Lincoln House.
Rally 2007: the 20th Annual National Land Conservation Conference put on by the Land Trust Alliance, a Lincoln Institute partner, will be October 3-6 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver
Urban Anchors in the 21st Century: A Commitment to Place, Growth, and Community, co-sponsored by the Lincoln Institute, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the Rockefeller Foundation, CEOs for Cities, the Great Cities Institute, and Bank of America, will be held October 8-9 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
The 2007 National Community Land Trust Network Annual Meeting and National CLT Academy is set for Oct. 9-12 in Minneapolis
Anne Mackin, author of Americans and Their Land: The House Build on Abundance, will join fellow author Anthony Flint for the October 11 Lincoln Lecture, "Perpetual Growth: Costs and Coping Strategies," noon at Lincoln House.
Barry Bluestone, Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, will deliver a Lincoln Lecture Friday, November 2 at noon at Lincoln House: "The Potential for Uneven Economic Development in Massachusetts: The Role of Property Taxation and State Local Aid."
John Davis, a visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute and founding partner of the Burlington (Vermont) Associates in Community Development, will join John Barros, executive director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston, and Lincoln Institute research associate Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz, for the Lincoln Lecture Tuesday, November 27: "The National Status of Community Land Trusts with Local Examples: A Panel Discussion."