National Main Streets Conference In Seattle Offers AICP Continuing Education Credits: Reg. By Mar 9

National Main Streets Conference In Seattle Offers AICP Continuing Education Credits: Reg. By Mar 9

National Main Streets Conference

Planning professionals attending the 2007 National Main Streets Conference will not only get innovative strategies to help them build sustainable historic commercial districts; they can also receive credit for the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Continuing Professional Development program. The National Trust Main Street Center's annual conference on preservation-based commercial district revitalization offers many eligible educational sessions for professionals working in urban and small towns alike. The conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, on March 25-28, 2007.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2007 Main Street Conference will focus on "Building a Sustainable Future" and will showcase creative and innovative uses of planning tools and community-led processes to revitalize historic downtowns and neighborhood business districts. There will be a number of eligible sessions on a variety of topics such as smart growth, sustainable design, "green" technology, and transportation planning.

The conference will offer best practices, tools, and great ideas on ways to create dynamic, livable places. More than 50 educational sessions, workshops, and field sessions will present successful strategies for revitalizing downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. The National Main Streets Conference attracts a diverse audience, including directors of revitalization organizations, planners, architects, historic preservationists, business development specialists, economic development professionals, city management staff, CDC staff, and more.

Timothy Egan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times national enterprise reporter, will be the Keynote speaker at the Opening Plenary session on Monday, March 26, 2007, at the historic 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, Washington.
Don Rypkema, principal of Place Economics and 25-year veteran in the Main Street field, returns to the podium for the Conference's Closing Session. Arguably one of the best-known figures in the Main Street world, Mr. Rypkema has in recent years focused his time and travels in international locations, bringing back new ideas and perspectives to examine what works in community revitalization in the United States.

The 2007 National Trust Main Streets Conference is hosted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with the Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, the City of Seattle and the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Related Link: For more details, visit the official 2007 National Main Streets Conference web site

For more information contact:

Luke VanBelleghem
National Main Streets Conference
1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
DC 20036

Phone: 202 588-6219
Fax: 202 588-6050
Email: [email protected]

Posted March 1, 2007

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