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Final speaker lineup set, as one week remains to the 60th International Making Cities Livable conference!

Participants for the intensive weekend symposium on front-line urban challenges include eminent researchers, government officials, practitioners, and NGO leaders, from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia

Beautiful and livable Newport, RI, the venue for the 60th IMCL conference

NEWPORT, RI, APRIL 19 - Just one week remains until th gathering here of forty-eight urban leaders and other participants to assess today's front-line challenges for cities, towns and suburbs, and the effective tools and strategies to meet them.

The 60th conference of the International Making Cities Livable series, begun in 1985, will convene at the historic Bois Doré estate here, generously hosted by Fairfax and Sammons Architects. The theme is "Making Cities Livable: Research Into Communication, and ACTION." How can we apply the lessons of research to drive improvements to the livability, resilience and durability of cities, towns and suburbs?

Participants will bring the latest research, case studies, and post-occupancy evidence on the most effective tools and strategies to deal with the current generation of urban challenges, including affordability, equity, zoning and transportation reform, climate resilience, adaptation and mitigation, health, ecology, and other related topics, part of the challenge of building and rebuilding a new generation of more livable cities, towns and suburbs.

Registration rates include student, NGO, one-day, and other discounted rates. For more information, consult the conference website:, The website includes the latest program, logistics and accommodation, as well as options for tours and other local activities.

Our terrific roster of 48 eminent researchers, city officials, practitioners and NGO leaders:

Our generous hosts, Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons of Fairfax and Sammons Architects, and our venue, the beautiful Bois Doré estate:

Our Board and staff:

L-R: Michael Mehaffy, Executive Director; Jim Brainard, Director; Tigran Haas, Director;

and Leslie Barrett, Manager.

And a BIG thanks to all our sponsors and participants!



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