Tracy Metz, the Lincoln-Loeb Fellow for 2006-2007, will talk about her work on "Downtowns from Scratch," an examination of town-center, mixed-use development in suburban settings, Tuesday May 1 at 12 noon at Lincon House. As always the lecture is free but registration is required.
The Regional Plan Association's 17th annual Regional Assembly -- "A Bright, Green Future: Climate Change, Energy and Growth in the Tri-State Metropolitan Region" - is May 4 in New York.
Matthew Mayrl, research associate at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy and a Masters candidate in Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, will review the 2004 expansion of Wisconsin's tax increment financing (TIF) program, established in 1975, at a Lincoln Lecture Thursday May 10 at Lincoln House. The event is free but registration is required.
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a major co-sponsor of the Fourth Annual Urban Development Symposium at the World Bank in Washington DC May 14-16. Gregory Ingram, president of the Lincoln Institute; Martim Smolka, head of the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean; and Antonio Azuela, from the Institute of Social Investigations at the Independent National University of Mexico, a member of the board of the Lincoln Institute who is presenting a working paper prepared for the institute, are among the participants.
The 15th annual gathering of the Congress for the New Urbanism gets underway in Philadelphia May 17-20; the theme is New Urbanism and the Old City, and will include a discussion of the "green" standards for neighborhood development known as LEED-ND. Visualizing Density author Julie Campoli will be at a book-signing Saturday May 19 at the conference headquarters Loews Hotel.
Invited planners, economists, public finance experts, and government officials will gather for "Land Policies and Fiscal Decentralization," a special Lincoln Institute conference June 4-5 in Cambridge. The conference will address government responsiveness to local needs, financing local services, inter-jurisdictional competition and other topics. Essays based on last year's land policy conference have been compiled into a new book, Land Policies and Their Outcomes, edited by Lincoln president Gregory K. Ingram and Yu-Hung Hong.
Lew Hopkins, professor in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will talk about his new book co-authored with Marissa Zapata, Engaging the Future: Forecasts, Scenarios, Plans, and Projects Wednesday June 6 at 4 p.m. at Lincoln House. A reception and book-signing will follow. The event is free but registration is required.
In Philadelphia Sept. 24-25, Reclaiming Vacant Properties: Strategies for Rebuilding America's Neighborhoods, sponsored by the National Vacant Properties Campaign, will focus on vacant properties as community assets.
The annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, expecting some 12,000 participants on the design and construction of green buildings and features, is in Chicago this year Nov. 7-9.