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NEW! Conference videos from our successful 57th IMCL are now available to all!

Enjoy any of six plenary sessions, six breakout sessions, an evening plenary session, a "speed presentations" session, and a highlights reel.

The 57th International Making Cities Livable conference was held in the beautiful Palladium Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, in June 2021. The theme was "From Sprawl to Neighborhoods: Livable Cities (and Suburbs) for ALL." Attendees were able to participate in in-depth case studies, and learn specific tools and strategies for creating a new generation of more livable, resilient, equitable, ecological cities, towns and suburbs.

Now, all of the videos are available for free to anyone! Just click on this link to view the list, select a YouTube Playlist, or download a full program and click on individual links:

Join Mayor Jim Brainard of the City of Carmel; Christopher Leinberger of George Washington University; Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson, authors of Retrofitting Suburbia; Doug Kelbaugh of the University of Michigan; Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk of the University of Miami; Michael Lykoudis of the University of Notre Dame; and many other scholars, city officials, and experts in their field.

The 2021 conference earned kudos and an overall attendee evaluation score of 93%. Among the comments:

“Thank you for bringing us together for a fabulous conference in Carmel!... It was inspiring to learn so much about creating more livable communities from the many committed speakers at the conference.”

- David and Nancy Woltering, Woltering Community Planning LLC

“What a great conference!”

- Chitra Subbarayan, Principal, CBD, LLC

“I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful conference... You put a lot of work in on that conference, and it was very well run.”

- Richard Erganian, Erganian Family Trust

“As a first-time IMCL attendee, I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the conference experience: the variety of professions, backgrounds and perspectives represented... I greatly look forward to attending again next year!”

- Steve Knight, Principal, David M. Schwarz Architects

“Congratulations on an amazing conference... I am really impressed by the generally high quality of the presentations, your ability to frame and facilitate productive discussions, and the careful organization and smooth operation of the conference itself. The level of the discussion was higher than other conferences I regularly attend, and this was really your doing... Your back is probably getting sore at this point from all the well deserved pats on the back!”

- David Brain, Professor, New College of Florida

"I heard nothing but positive comments... I learned so much and so enjoyed myself.”

- Christopher Leinberger, Professor Emeritus, George Washington University

“Thanks for a great conference, see you in Paris!”

- Doug Kelbaugh, Professor and former Dean, University of Michigan



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