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2012 Louisiana Smart Growth Summit, November 26 - 28
Greenways: Changing the Face of Cities

The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit is an annual conference held at the Shaw Center for the Arts by the Center for Planning Excellence. This year's summit will focus on the economic benefit of Smart Growth with a variety of other complementing sessions that feature elected officials, engaged citizens and local, national, and international community planning and growth experts.

On Tuesday, November 27 at 3PM, Greenways: Green It and They Will Come, is a session held in the Manship Theatre that will examine the role greenways, trails, and linear parks play in our communities. Attendees will hear about catalytic projects in Texas, Louisiana, and others across the U.S that are providing alternative modes of transportation within a built community. These green infrastructure elements are changing the face of cities by promoting healthier lifestyles, spurring economic development initiatives, and creating a more sustainable environment. . DDD Executive Director Davis Rhorer will give an overview of the upcoming Downtown Greenway in Baton Rouge as well as moderate the discussion. You won't want to miss this informative, progressive session. Registration for the summit is available online at

Greenways: Green It and They Will Come
Session Speakers include:
Scott McCready: Buffalo Bayou
Mark Venczel: Friends of Lafitte Corridor
Kelly Pack: Rails to Trails Conservancy

Davis Rhorer: Downtown Development District

The summit will offer self-reporting continuing education credits for planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers, and realtors. Seven CLE credit hours will be available for attorneys, including two professionalism hours.

For more information on the Downtown Development District, visit our website.

247 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

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