Ellen Dunham-Jones, author of Retrofitting Suburbia , was a guest speaker at the conference.
From a post by Next American City on Sustainable Cities Collective:
According to the conference's participants, "rather than suggesting that the suburbs simply be abandoned to reflect the fact that they may be ill-suited for contemporary needs, the answer may be reconfiguring them."
Bill Hundut, a former Mayor of Indianapolis, said "in terms of planning, we have gone beyond the stage where each city can plan for itself. Urban problems are suburban ones, and the only way we'll be able to resolve any of them is by working together."