This past October we brought together over 300 creative thought leaders, using the host city of Phoenix, AZ as both a backdrop and laboratory. We had many interactive panels and speakers discussing issues and opportunities facing our cities today!
MONDAY, OCT. 30, 2017
4 p.m. Special Early Session: 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
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 began with an early breakfast and opening remarks, followed by a day of programming — included keynote speakers, panel discussions and city field trips in Phoenix.
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
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
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
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. Phoenix Field Trips
Click on the various field trips below to get view PDF description of each field trip!
Field Trip #1: THE UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY:
THE ASU DOWNTOWN CAMPUS
Field Trip #2: WHAT IS AN INNOVATION DISTRICT?
THE PHOENIX MODEL
Field Trip #3: ROOSEVELT ARTS DISTRICT:
CREATIVE PLACEMAKER IN THE URBAN CORE
Field Trip #4: TALKING TRASH:
CREATING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY & TRANSFORMING WASTE INTO ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES
Field Trip #5: THE MOST AUTISM-FRIENDLY CITY IN THE WORLD
INNOVATIVE HOUSING + COMMUNITY SERVICES
Field Trip #6: WASTEWATER TO WETLAND:
THE TRES RIOS ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROJECT
Field Trip #7: THE NO. 2 DESTINATION IN ARIZONA
TEMPE TOWN LAKE
Field Trip #8: HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL:
IMPROVING COMMUNITY WELLBEING THROUGH ACCESS & DESIGN
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, Jr., Author, The Future of the Suburban City
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 2017
Location: Renaissance Hotel North Ballroom (100 N. 1st St.)
The final day of the 2017 National Meeting
8 a.m. Welcome Remarks
8:30 a.m. Morning Keynote // Fostering Inclusive Innovation Economies
9:30 a.m. Panel // Building Community: Place, Education and The Arts
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
10:45 a.m. Lightning Round // The Case for Inclusive Prosperity
Video Coming Soon!
Steven Pedigo, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Urban Lab | Deborah Diamond, President, Campus Philly | Jeff Carter, Executive Director, Innovation Team, City of Mobile | Judi Johnson, Economic Development Director, City of Noblesville, IN
1 p.m. Closing Lunch + Keynote // The New Urban Crisis
Building on the thesis of his recent book, The New Urban Crisis, Richard 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.
2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
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