2017 National Meeting Agenda

This agenda is a work-in-progress and will be regularly updated.

MONDAY, OCT. 30, 2017

Location: Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Hotel (100 N. 1st St.)

12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Registration

Beat the rush, stop by Renaissance Hotel Lobby before the block party welcome reception to pick up everything you need for the meeting.

4 p.m. Civic Discourse, Truth, and the Future of Journalism

Location: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Room: First Amendment Forum | 555 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Special session for early arrivals, this session will include a short presentation and interactive dialogue. Seating for this pre-session is limited to 150 people

Moderator: Christopher Callahan, Dean, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU
Phil Boas, Director, Editorial Department, The Arizona Republic

Leonard Downie Jr., former Executive Editor + VP, The Washington Post; Weil Family Professor of Journalism, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU

Eric Newton, former/founding Managing Editor, Newseum; former VP, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Innovation Chief + Professor of Practice, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU

Julia Wallace, former Editor-in-Chief, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Market VP, Cox Media Group (CMG) Ohio; Russell Chair, Business of Journalism, Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU

6 p.m. Block Party // Welcome Reception

Location: Adams Street Celebration (outside the Renaissance Hotel)
Phoenix Community Alliance, co-host

TUESDAY, OCT. 31, 2017

Location: Beus Center for Law and Society (111 E Taylor St)

The first full day of the 2017 CEOs for Cities National Meeting begins with an early breakfast and opening remarks, followed by a day of programming — including keynote speakers, panel discussions and city field trips in Phoenix.

7 a.m. Registration + Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. Welcome Remarks

Lee Fisher, Senior Advisor, CEOs for Cities
Bob Milbourne, Chair, CEOs for Cities Board
Wellington “Duke” Reiter, FAIA, Executive Director, University City Exchange, ASU
Douglas Sylvester, Dean + Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU

8:30 a.m. Welcome to Phoenix

Mayor Greg Stanton, City of Phoenix

8:45 a.m. Panel // The Partnerships That Make Cities the Centers of Innovation

Moderator: Tom Murphy, Senior Fellow, ULI, former Mayor of Pittsburgh
Mayor Greg Stanton, City of Phoenix
Paul Grogan, President + CEO, The Boston Foundation

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Panel // Ten Across: I-10 Cities as a Window on the Future

Moderator: Wellington “Duke” Reiter, FAIA, Executive Director, University City Exchange, ASU
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, City of Tucson
Mayor Sandy Stimpson, City of Mobile
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, City of Baton Rouge

11:15 a.m. Lightning Round // Phoenix, ASU and Related Partnerships

Denise Resnik, Founder, President and CEO, First Place
Kimber Lanning, Founder and Executive Director, Local First, Arizona
Beatriz Rendon, CEO, ASU Prep Academy, VP of Educational Outreach, ASU
Phil Regier, CEO, Ed Plus, Exec. Vice Provost, ASU/Starbucks Partnership
Ginger Spencer, Public Works Director, City of Phoenix

12:15 p.m. Walk to Lunch

Location: Renaissance Hotel North Ballroom (100 N. 1st St.)

1 p.m. Keynote Luncheon // Cities: An Antidote to Our Flawed Democracy?

Lattie Coor, Chairman + CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona; President-Emeritus + Professor of Public Affairs, ASU

2:30 p.m. Field Trips

All field trips are capped at 25 people
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Field Trip #1: THE UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY:
THE ASU DOWNTOWN CAMPUS
A sneaker-tour through the profound recent history of this incredible downtown ASU/Phoenix Partnership. The ASU Downtown Campus in Phoenix has helped spur light rail, increased pedestrian activity, created urban housing and mixed use/retail development, created an award winning urban park, revitalized arts and culture, re-purposed architecture and preserved historic landmarks.
Transportation: Walking – wear comfortable shoes. About a 1.5-mile walk with stops

Field Trip #2: WHAT IS AN INNOVATION DISTRICT?
THE PHOENIX MODEL
A tour that will address expectations, commitments and urban implications of an innovation district. Visit the Warehouse District, a neighborhood reborn with unexpected results, Gould Evans, an architect firm making a statement with their location, and some of Phoenix’s diverse creative companies and start-up engines. A quick ride to the hub of bioscience innovation in the Downtown will give a glimpse of public and private aggregation toward common focus in a particular sector.
Transportation: Shuttle/Bus + Walking — wear comfortable walking shoes. About a 1.5-mile walk with stops

Field Trip #3: ROOSEVELT ARTS DISTRICT:
CREATIVE PLACEMAKER IN THE URBAN CORE
Roosevelt Row was named a Great Neighborhood by the American Planning Association in 2016 and has been named a “top ten city arts district” by U.S. Today. Explore award-winning art spaces and artist-studios, shipping container housing, and the FOUND:RE Phoenix, an art-infused boutique hotel that embraces and enhances its home in the Roosevelt Row Arts District, and breathtaking city views from the top floor of Portland on the Park.
Transportation: Shuttle/Bus + Walking — wear comfortable walking shoes. About a 1.5-mile walk with stops

Field Trip #4: TALKING TRASH:
CREATING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY & TRANSFORMING WASTE INTO ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES
The City of Phoenix and Arizona State University have partnered to establish the Resource Innovation and Solutions Network, or RISN, a unique public-private endeavor to advance a vibrant and sustainable circular economy through the reuse of waste resources. Take a close and personal look of a site that drives economic growth and job creation through education, collaboration and innovation and learn from ASU sustainability experts how RISN is driving a regional shift in sustainability practices.
Transportation: Shuttle/Bus

Field Trip #5: THE MOST AUTISM-FRIENDLY CITY IN THE WORLD
INNOVATIVE HOUSING + COMMUNITY SERVICES
Join us for a tour of the most autism-friendly city in the world and learn how First Place® AZ is advancing innovative residential options for adults with autism and other neuro-diversities, and initiating transformational impact on how society approaches housing and community development for individuals with different abilities. Led by market principles, First Place is creating replicable residential and post-secondary education models that promote collaboration among the private, public, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
Transportation: Shuttle/Bus

Field Trip #6: THE FUTURE OF WATER
TRES RIOS — A WETLAND IN THE DESERT
Transportation: Shuttle/Bus 

Field Trip #7: THE NO. 2 DESTINATION IN ARIZONA
TEMPE TOWN LAKE
No time to visit the #1 destination in AZ: The Grand Canyon? Then visit the #2 most visited destination in Arizona: Tempe Town Lake and the Rio Salado Project. It is home to innovative public/private/education sector partnerships, including the largest commercial development project in the state and the Novus Innovation Corridor at Arizona State University. See and hear about it all directly from public and private sector leaders that have been involved since the beginning of this vision.
Transportation: Shuttle/Bus

Field Trip #8: HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL:
IMPROVING COMMUNITY WELLBEING THROUGH ACCESS & DESIGN
The Health Futures Council at Arizona State University (HFC) invites you to experience an innovative approach to helping the most vulnerable in our communities, followed by a robust moderated discussion about the factors that contribute to health, and how a city can address them in ways that elevate the health of its community.  We will tour Circle the City, an innovative organization that provides respite and primary care for the homeless, demonstrably reducing ER visits and repeat hospitalizations, while also providing services to help individuals find a path out of homelessness.  After the tour and discussion at the Center, we will return and have a broader discussion with the Vitalyst Foundation.
Transportation: Shuttle/Bus

Field Trip #9: THINK LOCAL. BUY LOCAL
An adaptive reuse tour of an economy grounded in local ownership.  Local is a home town pride that invests in local businesses, the engine of a sustainable economy.  This tour will address the critical municipal policies that streamline the process for reuse development. The City of Phoenix’s adaptive reuse program is the most progressive in the country and it sparked an entrepreneurial spirit that has revitalized our downtown. This tour is for developers, real estate professionals, economic developers and planners.
Transportation: Light Rail and Walking– wear comfortable walking shoes. About a 1-mile walk

Field Trip #10: K-12 EDUCATION MOVES PHOENIX FORWARD
Within the urban core, The Phoenix Union High School District and a range of Charter Schools provide an array of choices from which families can choose to prepare young people for a workforce yet to be imagined.  Join educational leaders who will showcase leading-edge options and tour the Phoenix Union High School District ‘Coding Academy and Arizona School for the Arts along the way.
Transportation: Shuttle/Bus

6 p.m. Evening Reception // Heard Museum

The Heard Museum (2301 N Central Ave) was founded in 1929 and showcases collections of different cultures and art from Native peoples throughout the Americas. There are a wide variety of collections, including Hopi katsina dolls, Navajo textiles and prehistory, Southwestern ceramics.

David Roche, Director, Heard Museum

7 – 7:15 p.m. A Brief Introduction to “The Future of the Suburban City”

Grady Gammage, Author, The Future of the Suburban City

8 p.m. Dinner in Phoenix

Enjoy dinner on your own in the city.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 2017

Location: Renaissance Hotel North Ballroom (100 N. 1st St.)

The final day of the 2017 National Meeting

7 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. Welcome Remarks

Lee Fisher, Senior Advisor, CEOs for Cities
Brian Payne, Vice Chair, CEOs for Cities Board
Duke Reiter, Executive Director, University City Exchange, ASU

8:30 a.m. Morning Keynote // Fostering Inclusive Innovation Economies

Introduction by Walker Sanders,
Christopher Gergen, Founding Partner, Forward Cities

9:30 a.m. Panel // Building Community: Place, Education and The Arts

Introduction by Meg Schneider, Senior Vice President, Greater Des Moines Partnership

Moderator: Paul J. Luna, President & CEO, Helios Education Foundation
Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D., Chancellor, Maricopa Community College District
Marcia Kadanoff, Co-Founder + CEO, Maker City Project; Co-Author, Maker City
Wanda Dalla Costa, AIA, Visiting Eminent Scholar (Indigenous Architecture), ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction
Lev Gonick, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, Arizona State University

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Lightning Round // The Case for Inclusive Prosperity

Introduction by David Ginsburg, President + CEO, Downtown Cincinnati Inc.

Steve Pedigo, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Urban Lab
Jeff Carter, Executive Director, Innovation Team, City of Mobile
Deborah Diamond, President, Campus Philly
Judi Johnson, Economic Development Director, City of Noblesville, IN
Christine Mackay, Director of Economic Development, City Phoenix

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. Closing Lunch + Keynote // The New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida, Author, The New Urban Crisis; University Professor and Director of Cities, Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto

Building on the thesis of his recent book, The New Urban CrisisRichard Florida will address the transformation of the American city as our economy continues to widen the spectrum of wealth and poverty with profound implications for  workers, families, and society.

2 p.m. Closing Remarks

Lee Fisher, Senior Advisor, CEOs for Cities

2 – 2:30 p.m. Book Signing // Richard Florida