Session 1:
Great Public Spaces as Economic Drivers

The High Line in New York is a brilliantly conceived and executed linear park built on an abandoned elevated rail spur in lower Manhattan. In a few short years, the park has spurred significant, high-quality adjacent development and become an attraction for locals and tourists alike. A local respondent, Stacey Lankford Pennington, focused on how San Diego is pursuing successful public spaces.

Session 2:

Denver: Creative Capital of the Rocky Mountain West

A panel of Denver leaders –featuring Governor John Hickenlooper, Ginger White, Mark Falcone and Denise Montgomery– described how the city has adopted a program of strategic cultural funding and investment over the past 20 years. They highlighted the impressive results that have been achieved including increases in arts-related employment, revenue, and cultural tourism.

Session 3:

Growing Talent – Integrating Arts into Education

Corporations increasingly seek talent with competencies aided by an arts education: inquisitive, creative, analytical, intuitive, self-confident with strong verbal and written skills and the ability to work on a team. Are we preparing our students for successful careers in the 21st century? Christine Forester, Sally Yard, and Larry Rosenstock commented on this topic.

Session 3:

Duane Roth, CEO of CONNECT, talked about the history of innovation in San Diego and best practices for growing talent and business. Video production by Scribe Communications.

Session 4:
Luncheon Keynote

Tom Murphy –ULI Senior Resident Fellow for Urban Development and former mayor of Pittsburg– weighed in on how a city can become a place of innovation.

Session 5:

Creative Placemaking as a Key to Economic Vitality

Ann Markusen, for more than 20 years one of the leading thinkers and re- searchers on the topic of creative placemaking, shared her insights on what specific techniques work to build community and foster economic growth. She was followed by two local leaders –Lefaua Leilua and Roger Lewis– who will discuss how the arts and culture have become economic and social drivers in their own communities.

Session 6:

Quality of Place in an Innovation Economy

California Arts Council executive director Craig Watson told the story of public art and performance in Long Beach during his session.

Session 7:

The I.D.E.A. District as an Economic Engine

The developers of the I.D.E.A. District (Innovation+Design+Education+Arts), David Malmuth and Pete Garcia, described how they are advancing the concept for this 90-acre mixed-use district in the Upper East Village of San Diego that aims to grow a jobs-rich design cluster.

ULI Powering Innovative Economies: Audience Reaction 1

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ULI Powering Innovative Economies: Audience Reaction 2

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