Last Chance to Register: Space Still Available at the 2014 Built Environment Showcase on Nov. 7

There is still time to reserve your space at the 2014 Built Environment Showcase, taking place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with a reception following, on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing!

There is still time to reserve your space at the 2014 Built Environment Showcase, taking place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with a reception following, on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing! Registration is available online through Monday, Nov. 3. Cost to attend is just $25 (students are free and must register). Walk-ins are welcome and media are encouraged to attend. Registration includes meals, refreshments, validated parking and event materials.

The MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC); the MSU Land Policy Institute; MSU Auxiliary Enterprises; the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA); the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC); and Prima Civitas are co-hosting key leaders from the built environment--industries, federal government, state agencies, investment companies and MSU representatives--who will gather to discuss ways to increase partnerships, economic development, placemaking opportunities, and more.

Building on the success of the 2012 Showcase, this event will focus on the relationship between the built environment and placemaking. Congressman Dan Kildee from the U.S. House of Representatives will discuss ways to create place, and Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon will give special remarks. Other national and state leaders will cover such topics as:

  • The economic situation of Michigan;
  • The MIplace Partnership Initiative and placemaking policy;
  • Public/private partnerships;
  • Why focus on corridors;
  • Identifying quality places;
  • Target market analysis; and
  • Investing in opportunities to create place.

The schedule and list of speakers are available online.

Overall, the Showcase provides an opportunity for the sharing of ideas between the built environment sector that could lead to potential public/private partnerships, the resolution of current issues and the creation of new visions for the future.

There will be multiple opportunities for attendees to network with representatives from state agencies, MSU, and industry companies and firms. A vendor Showcase will take place throughout the day where industry professionals will share how their work is positively impacting the built environment and Michigan’s economic development.

Learn more at 2014 Built Environment Showcase. Questions about BES can be directed to Heidi Macwan at charron@landpolicy.msu.edu or call 517.353.4454.

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