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Smart Growth Conference in St. Louis

November 17, 2016

CSAC Bulletin readers can get a discount on attending the largest smart growth and sustainability event in the country. The 2017 New Partners Conference in St. Louis early next year features the theme “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities now.

The program will span three full days with post-conference events scheduled for Sunday, February 5. The main program will kick off on Thursday morning, February 2, with a plenary starting at 10:00 am, and continue through Saturday afternoon, closing at 4:00 pm. The schedule includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, focused training sessions, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and coordinated networking activities. It will also feature exciting tours of local model projects in and around the greater St. Louis region.

Learn from hundreds of speakers who cross disciplines to share insights, valuable tools and strategies for making smart growth a success in your community. The program will be infused with sessions and case studies focusing on important social equity and environmental justice issues.

Early bird registration rates are available until November 30 and registration ends on January 13. General information about the conference is available here. CSAC members and affiliates can receive a five percent registration discount using the code NP17CSAC.

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