8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

January 22-24,2009
Albuquerque, NM
The 8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities, promises a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, specialized trainings, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and coordinated networking activities.


Tours of local projects in the Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos areas will be featured, along with other interesting case studies from throughout the region. There’s something for everybody, from veteran experts to smart-growth novices, with over 100 sessions and workshops. Learn from hundreds of speakers who cross disciplines to share insights, valuable tools and strategies for making smart growth a success in your community.
Working Together
This conference helps coordinate the interests of a diverse group of “partners” for smart growth that include local elected officials, city and county staff, developers and builders, planners, transportation professionals and traffic engineers, realtors, public health professionals, landscape architects, architects, bankers, crime prevention professionals, urban designers, parks and recreation professionals, environmentalists, advocates for older adults and youth, bicycle and pedestrian advocates, advocates for social equity and affordable housing, labor representatives, and all others committed to building safer, healthier and more livable communities everywhere.
The Land of Enchantment
The vibrant city of Albuquerque, in the heart of New Mexico’s “land of enchantment, “is a good setting for this year’s event. Albuquerque can be viewed as a crossroads city, trying to balance future challenges with the desire to preserve centuries of cultural heritage. The city is a perfect laboratory for the potential of smart growth to enhance the cultural, environmental and economic fabric of the city and state. Sitting at the intersection of Interstates 25 and 40,the region stands on the verge of rapid growth. The new “green-tech” and film industries emerging in the local economy complement the legacy of high-tech capital flowing from Sandia National Laboratory and Intel in nearby Rio Rancho.
Locations and Accommodations
The conference will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in downtown Albuquerque, NM. The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel is the headquarters hotel for the conference, and is offering a special group rate of $99 single/double occupancy. Make your reservations by calling (800) 233-1234 and indicate you are attending the New Partners Conference. The DoubleTree Albuquerque Hotel is also offering guest rooms at the $99 group rate. Call (800) 584-5058 to make your reservations.
For more information, contact:
Noelle Nichols, Project Coordinator
Local Government Commission
1303 J Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95814-2936
(916) 448-1198 x327
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