From: Josh Ellis
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
To: Josh Ellis
Subject: Save the Date! 11/17
Great Lakes infrastructure conference in Chicago
Rebuilding and Renewing America: Infrastructure Choices
in the Great Lakes Megaregion / An America 2050 Forum
Monday, November 17,
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E.
Wacker Drive, Chicago
Freight congestion, aging bridges, insufficient mass transit,
brownouts, soaring energy costs, flooding, and polluted waters – all news
in recent years, and all partially the results of continued strain on our
nation’s infrastructure. At the same time, the need for an economic
stimulus is greater than ever. The presidential election in November 2008 gives
us a fresh opportunity to set a new agenda for infrastructure investment in the
megaregion to revive the flagging economy and to compete globally.
Join Chicago’s Metropolitan
Planning Council and New York's Regional Plan
Association on November 17th
to identify and prioritize strategic investments in transportation, water, and
energy to be included in a national infrastructure plan, authorization of a new
surface transportation bill, pending climate change legislation, and
implementation of the Great Lakes Compact. Leaders from the Great Lakes business, civic, government, and
academic communities are encouraged to attend and help define this
emerging federal-regional agenda.
Invited speakers include Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, California Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Chicago Mayor Richard M.
This forum is part of America
2050 (www.America2050.org), a
national initiative to develop an infrastructure strategy for America’s
future growth, competitiveness and sustainability.
Register online at www.metroplanning.org/greatlakesmegaregion.
There is a registration fee of $50 for the full-day event. If you have
any questions, please contact Josh Ellis
at email@example.com, or
This forum is organized locally by the
Metropolitan Planning Council and nationally by the Regional Plan
Association, which is grateful for funding support from the Rockefeller
Foundation, Surdna Foundation, and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.