APA Co-sponsored Conference

8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities

January 22-24, 2009
Albuquerque, NM

The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, co-sponsored by the American Planning Association, has grown significantly since it began several years ago — increasing in scope, attendance, and prestige - and is now considered to be the "premier" smart growth conference held each year. The strength of this conference comes from the experience of participants and speakers who cross disciplines to share insights, valuable tools and strategies that encourage smart growth implementation and "get it done."

The program will span three full days. There will be some pre-conference tours scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, but the main program will kick-off on Thursday morning, January 22 and continue through Saturday afternoon. The three-day schedule includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, specialized trainings, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and coordinated networking activities. It will also feature exciting tours of local projects in the Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos areas, and many other interesting case studies from throughout the region. There will be something for everybody, from veteran experts to smart-growth novices, with over 100 sessions and workshops.

AICP Accreditation: The LGC expects most of the conference sessions to be approved for AICP accreditation by the American Planning Association. Information as to which sessions will be accredited will be posted online by early December.

Registration and Hotel Reservations: Register online now, and before the January 9th deadline. The special room rate of $99 is only available until December 30th and we expect both the Hyatt and the DoubleTree hotels to sell out.

Plan to join us, and others, from across the U.S. next January for the smart growth event of the year! Visit www.NewPartners.org to get more conference details and to register for the conference!