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"Reimagining Cities: Building Resiliency" - A Full-Day Symposium on Challenges Facing American Cities

Event Details

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 9:00am

The LBJ School of Public Affairs- Bass Lecture Hall
2315 Red River St
Austin, TX 78713

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, visit: http://cpginfo.eventbrite.com/

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Center for Politics and Governance will present "Reimagining Cities: Building Resiliency", a full-day symposium on challenges facing American cities and forward-thinking approaches for success in the future on Oct. 25. Discussion will cover an array of topics that are essential to the health and life of cities.

The conference will open at 9 AM with a welcome from Robert Hutchings, dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

The first panel of the day will focus on Arts, Culture and Vibrant Cities and will feature Doug Dempster, dean of the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, Mark Stern of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy & Practice, and Shea Little of Big Medium. The second panel will focus on Urban Economic Resiliency featuring Professor Christina Gabriel of Carnegie Melon, Professor Bomoni Houze of Carnegie Melon, and LBJ School Adjunct Professor Brian Kelsey.

The keynote event of the symposium will be a lunch panel with Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Austin City Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Corpus Christi City Mayor Nelda Martinez.

The final panel will focus on Technology in Government and will feature former Texas Representative Mark Strama of Google Fiber, Austin Chief Information Officer Stephen Elkins, UT Radio, Television, Film Professor Craig Watkins, and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.

This event is sponsored by the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Center for Politics and Governance, The Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values, Stratus, and W Austin.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register visit: http://cpginfo.eventbrite.com/.

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AGENDA:

9:00 am
Robert Hutchings, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs,  welcomes attendees

9:15 am – 10:30 am
Arts, Culture and Vibrant Cities: Innovative roles for arts and culture in growing inner cities
LBJ School and Fine Arts Professor Francie Ostrower moderating:
- Doug Demptser, Dean, College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin
- Mark Stern, The School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania
- Shea Little, Big Medium

10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Urban Economic Resiliency: Expanding economic development opportunities in cities
LBJ School Professor Robert Wilson moderating:
- Christina Gabriel, Carnegie Mellon
- Bomoni Howze, Carnegie Mellon
- Brian Kelsey, LBJ School

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Reimagining Cities: Lunch Panel
LBJ School Professor and Austin City Council Member Bill Spelman moderating:
- Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City
- Mayor Nelda Martinez, Corpus Christi
- Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Austin

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
TechGov: Creating Smart Cities: Disruptive technology’s role in transforming cities
Director of Center for Politics and Governance Sherri Greenberg moderating:
- Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City
- Mark Strama, Google Fiber and former state representative
- Stephen Elkins, City of Austin
- Craig Watkins, Professor, Department of Radio, Television and Film, The University of Texas at Austin

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