Photography by Alex MacLean

Photography by Alex MacLean

The Seaside Institute™ has been working diligently to bring you a quality roster of speakers for our September 2019 Symposium: 

Transforming Communities through New Urbanism

After a Natural Disaster

September 14, 15, 16-2019

Speakers from around the world will address the key factors, challenges and solutions in transforming communities for long term success. Guests 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 receptions, round-tables, television program screenings, a quality roster of speakers and more.  Each day will focus on a component of transforming communities around the country.


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 -

Mike Lydon

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

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