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Transforming Communities Through New Urbanism

  • Seaside Institute 168 Smolian Circle Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459 United States (map)

Speakers from around the world will address the key factors, challenges and solutions in transforming communities for long term success. Each day will focus on a component of transforming communities around the country. Registered attendees will have opportunities to interact with speakers in round-table / deep dive discussions at the end of each day to create practical applications in their regions.

 The three-day symposium will include:


  • Networking Time Each Day

  • Networking Opening Breakfast Saturday

  • Closing Reception Monday

  • Book Signing

  • Walking Tours of Seaside

  • Round-Tables / Deep Dives with speakers -one to wrap up each day

  • A roster of High Quality-Expert Speakers

  • Each speaker presentation is scheduled to be 1-hour plus a 30-minute Q&A

  • Each day with a different focus, yet connected to the other day topics


September 14-16, 2016


Transformation After Disaster Panama City Rebirth After Hurricane Michael

7:30 AM - Networking Coffee

8:15 AM - Welcome

8:30 AM - Designing The Comeback of a Great American Small City

Victor Dover

10:00 AM - Community Transformation & Complete Streets: The Panama City Example-

Rick Hall

12:30 PM - Life Sized Cities

Mikael Colville-Andersen

1:30 PM - Screening- Mexico City- Tackling Disasters, Earth Quakes,

Floods & New Urbanists

3:00 PM - Surviving the Storm

Lebron Lackey

4:30 PM - Round Table Discussion

5:30 PM - Wine Reception


Economic Transformation Revitalizing the Community Through Innovative Enterprise
8:00 AM - Networking Coffee

8:45 AM - Welcome

9:00 AM - Mobilizing & Revitalizing Communities

Jason Roberts

10:30 AM - The Positive Social Impact of Neighborhood Amenities

Ryan Streeter

1:00 PM - The New Map of Economic Growth & Opportunity

John Lettieri

2:45 PM - Round Table Discussion

4:15 PM - Tactical Urbanism -

Lebron Lackey

6:00 PM - Book Signing


Bringing It All Together

Mayors and Govt Officials who Have Created Success in Their Communities

8:00 AM - Networking Coffee

8:45 AM - Welcome

9:00 AM - Building a Vibrant Community: How Citizen Powered

Change is Reshaping America

Quint Studer

10:30 AM - Rising from the Storm

Major General (Retired) Mark McQueen

1:00 PM - Renewing Small Cities: "The Will to Thrive"

John Robert Smith

2:45 PM - Recovery in Action

Mayor Joseph P Riley, Jr

4:15 PM - Round Table Discussion

6:00 PM - Closing Wine Reception

 Secured Speakers are in Alphabetical Order


Credits approved are based on Speaker Submissions, Timing and Association Approvals

Registration Open from July 15, 2019 through Sunday, September 12, 2019.

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Questions?  Please contact us at 850.231.2421 or email us at

    Symposium Tickets and Pricing


  • $350.00  -  3-Day Symposium Full Admission

  • $300.00  -  3-Day Symposium- Members Only- Full Admission

  • $175.00  -  Saturday Only Admission

  • $150.00  -  Sunday Only Admission

  • $175.00  -  Monday Only Admission

  • $25.00 Per Day- CEU Credits

*Tickets are Non-Transferable and Non-Refundable.

*No discounts for Members on Single Day Tickets.

*Member Pricing is for members only.

*Maximum quantity of member price tickets per member is # of members included in their  purchased membership.

*Membership must be active at the time of registration and ticket purchase.

*CEU Pricing is in addition to Ticket Pricing.  


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