Save the Date! 05.17.12 – MEREDA’s 2012 Annual Spring Conference

New Urbanism:  Creative Models for Innovation and Economic Growth

May 17, 2012 – 1:00PM to 5:00PM

DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly Wyndham Portland Hotel)
363 Maine Mall Road
South Portland, ME

At last year’s annual Spring Conference, real estate futurist, Dr. Susan Wachter of the Wharton School spoke at length about how future growth will mainly come from our cities. This year’s program aims to take the next step as we work to build a program around urban renewal, growth and innovation.  We have confirmed two national keynote speakers, Chris Leinberger of the Brookings Institute and Lara Hodgson, co-founder of Insomnia, LLC, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in investment, development and management of complex and innovative “world-changing” projects.

Complementing our keynote speakers will be these distinguished local panelists:
For more information on our panelists, please visit  

Patrick J. Venne, Esq., JD/MCP– Land Use Attorney, Planner, Author

John M. Rohman, P.E., CID – Maine Certified Interior Designer – Professional Engineer

Alex Jaegerman, Planning Division Director, City of Portland

Application will be made for Broker, Lawyer, and Architect Continuing Education Credits.

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