Conference focuses on livening up cities

April 27, 2017 by  

The Main Street Now Conference will take place in Pittsburgh for three days next month, hosted by Main Street America and the National Main Street Center.

The conference is expected to attract revitalization professionals from all over the county, including architects and city planners. There will be educational sessions, local tours, a workshop in leadership development, roundtable and panel discussions, and networking breakfasts. Attendees can choose between two tracks: local economies and historic preservation.

Some topics of discussion will be the fundamentals of preservation and how to receive historical preservation tax credits. Speakers will include Aaron Paley, Angie Cue, and Jody Hicks.

A special pre-conference lecture will be on the subject of ‘Frank Lloyd Wright in Western Pennsylvania’, which will be held this Sunday, April 30.

This conference will be an opportunity for revitalization specialist to learn about what is going on in other communities and how they can modify any successes to their own cities. It is likely that organizers have sent out printed invitations to cities around the country, perhaps provided by Pittsburgh stationery printers.

The Main Streets Now conference will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on May 1 to 3. Fees for all three days are $495 for Main Street members and $695 for nonmembers; one day is $245 or $175 for students. Call 312-510-5611 to learn more.