MONDAY, May 15, 2017 — Opening Reception
Our delegates enjoyed themselves at Passerelle Bistro, a casual bistro in Falls Park. Located at The Liberty Bridge, overlooking a beautiful Falls Park, it was a perfect place to enjoy great food, beautiful views and some local music.
TUESDAY, May 16, 2017
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Morning Keynote
Q&A with Jim Fallows included Deborah Fallows, contributing writer for The Atlantic and the author of Dreaming in Chinese.
Greenville Downtown Story
Panel consisted of prominent Greenville leaders telling their stories on how they are involved in making Greenville into what it is today! Moderated by Jim Fallows.
Pete Selleck, Chairman & President, Michelin North America, Inc | Jane Robelot, former co-anchor of CBS News This Morning | Knudt Flor, President and CEO, BMW Manufacturing
Greenville Lightning Round
Dr. Cedric Adderley, South Carolina Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities
| Ryan Popple, CEO and President, Proterra | Cherington Shucker, Executive Director, Greenville Center for the Creative Arts | Jason Welch and Steven Nelson, Dogs of Greenville | Megan Reigel, President and CEO, Peace Center for the Performing Arts | Glenis Redmond, Peace Center Poet in Residence | Lynn Mann, Program Director, A.J. Whittenberg
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Panel of Mayors
Greenville/Greer Field Trips
1 & 2. Trails and Development
E-Bike Store/Art Crossing | Kroc Center, A.J. Whittenberg, and Arlington Properties | City Park | Hampton Station Project
Link Apartments | Swamp Rabbit Inn | Outdoor Sports Marketing | Boyd Cycling | Swamp Rabbit Café | Hampton Station Project
3. Arts and Development
Fluor Field | CCE Boxing Gym (gym for high-risk youth) | Share Building Redevelopment (rent controlled creative/community space) | Village Plaza Construction (city funded urban plaza) | Mill Village Ministries – Village Wrench, Nasha Lending, Mill Village Farms | Greenville Center for the Creative Arts | Brandon Mill/Atlas Local (152 unit redevelopment cotton mill & co-work space)
4. Downtown Tour with Mayor White
Includes focus on public art, mixed use, Falls Park story
5. Greer: BMW Driving Experience
The driving event will consist of a Performance Drive which is a variety of BMW vehicles doing laps on the auto cross course-everyone has the opportunity to be behind the wheel of each vehicle doing 2-3 laps in each; Off Road excursion in the X3’s and X5’s which are produced at the plant across the street. Here the guests will take the vehicles through an 18” water crossing, over Spiral Mountain-sometimes on 2 wheels, ascend and descend steep hills and experience first-hand how versatile these SAV’s really are!
Then, at the end of the driving exercises, the group will be invited to go for a hot lap taxi ride with a professional driver-most of the time at high speed and sideways! Think of it as a roller coaster ride on wheels!
6. Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
NEXT facility, the Iron Yard, Endeavor, coworking spaces, includes a short panel with local entrepreneurs
7. Greenville’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives
Learn about Greenville’s efforts to revitalize its Special Emphasis Neighborhoods while creating affordable and workforce housing opportunities. On this tour you will have an opportunity to take in the successful elements that include citizen engagement, leveraging federal funding and involving non-traditional partners while respecting and preserving the rich history that makes these neighborhoods unique. Attendees will tour several neighborhoods, including one currently being developed.
WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017
Preview of Phoenix Fall National Meeting, October 30-November 1, 2017
Wellington (Duke) Reiter, Exec. Dir., University City Exchange; Sr. Advisor, President, Arizona State University
Geoff Anderson, President + CEO, Smart Growth America
How our City Clusters are Succeeding with the 11 signs of city success
David Ginsburg — Cincinnati, OH | Mayor James Lienhoop — Columbus, IN | Walker Sanders & Sandy Dunbeck — Greensboro/High Point, NC | Duke Reiter — Phoenix, AZ | Tara Barney & Dave Heller — Quad Cities | Dean Roland Anglin — Cleveland, Ohio | Mary Bontrager — Des Moines, IA | Karen Radcliff & Brenda Myers — Hamilton County, IN | Brian Payne — Indianapolis, IN | Mayor Kyle Deaver, Matthew Polk & Pat Atkins — Waco, TX
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Cluster Breakout Luncheon
Clusters sat together for lunch to discuss what they have learned throughout the entire workshop and how they are going to implement them into their own city.
Christian Sottile, Dean, School of Building Arts, Savannah College Art & Design (SCAD); Design Principal, Sottile & Sottile
A New Humanism
A New Humanism proposes cities as people—that our built environments literally provide expressions of our own experiences of our bodies, gestures and perceptions. This lecture will center on the art and science of urban design and why building for a more humane future is both timely and essential. Sottile will touch on how theorists over the centuries have sought and created human forms in architecture, juxtaposing appealing buildings with ones that are not, and connecting the very language we use to describe cities to the language of the body and of human perception. The lecture will make the case for integrating a greater awareness of these connections as we develop more humane ways of thinking about our places.
Special Thanks to All Our Generous Sponsors
Greenville/Greer Planning Committee
Mayor Knox White & Mayor Rick Danner