How to Make it Stick: The Magic Brew of Innovation, Place-Making and Entrepreneurship
Join us on January 19th 2012 at the Bourse Co-Working
Loft in New Haven Connecticut for CNU New England's first Distinguished Speaker
Series event of 2012.
Deputy Commissioner Christopher "Kip" Bergstrom discusses why people-centric place-making is the key to attracting the
smart and creative and why fine-grained
"appealing" urbanism lowers barriers to innovation
and entrepreneurship. Successes at the urban core can impact or be impacted by
the quality of urban neighborhoods, enriching the mix rather than repelling
good people to leapfrog to the suburbs.
Make Economics Work for People
Rick Rybeck, Esq., Director of Just Economics LLC, solves the conundrum of how one can raise tax revenues AND spur economic development in cities with public policy objectives to:
o Reduce blight by putting vacant and boarded-up properties back into use; o Enhance business and employment opportunities; o Fund transit and other public infrastructure; o Reduce Parking & Traffic Congestion; o Enhance housing affordability; o Enhance the environment; and o Reduce sprawl.
Distinguished Speaker Series: "Original Green" by Steve Mouzon
The high cost and high maintenance of most LEED
solutions, plus their reliance on seldom mentioned extensive infrastructure
draws into question the very sustainability of so-called environmental
standards. Steve Mouzon presents his alternative approach, based on
well documented examination of centuries tested, common sense, and low cost
solutions. His easy to understand, human approach will shock you with its
simplicity, practicality, and frugality.
STOP SIGNS: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Social, Economic and Ecological Decay
Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyenyi discuss their co-authored book
Cars & Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social & Ecological Decay