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RegionSmart 2018

April 26, 2018
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Halloran Centre
225 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
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Karen Foster
(901) 231-5058


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RegionSmart Summit returns April 26, 2018 at the Halloran Centre.

Third annual gathering of mayors and civic leaders from throughout the Midsouth to discuss future of workforce development, transportation and land use.

Speakers include:

Ed McMahon, ULI
Ed McMahon holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, DC.

McMahon’s presentation will cover his observations and thoughts on what makes communities successful – a shared vision, planning around assets, cooperating with your neighbors and the economic trends that are impacting these successes across the country today.



Lynn Ross, AICP
Founder & Principal
Spirit for Change Consulting, LLC

Lynn M. Ross, AICP is the founder and principal of Spirit for Change Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to developing creative solutions for evolving places an people working to serve the common good. She brings over 15 years of experience and passion for housing affordability, city and regional planning, community development, evidence-based policy making and organizational change.

Can public spaces and public life help foster the inclusion and rebuild the trust lacking in so many communities? Reimagining the Civic Commons is a national initiative working in five U.S. cities – including Memphis – that seeks to answer this question. Explore the power of the commons in advancing the goals of socioeconomic mixing, civic engagement, environmental sustainability and value creation through a discussion with urban planner and public policy expert Lynn M. Ross, AICP.


John Hope Bryant
Hope, Inc.
Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

American Banker magazine 2016 “Innovator of the Year” Inc.’s “The World’s Top 10 CEOs” (honorable mention) and one of Time magazine’s “50 Leaders For the Future” , named in 1994, John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on financial inclusion, economic empowerment and financial dignity.

Hope Bryant will focus on economic opportunities that communities can strive towards in order to improve their economic competitiveness.






Please register by April 24, 2018.

Registration is $75 for ULI members (students $50)  and $100 for non-members (students $75) until April 10, 2018.

After April 10, 2018 registration is $100 for ULI members (students $75) and $125 for non-members (students $100).

TREC, AIA and AICP credits will be offered for this event.

Click here to view a list of attendees.

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