Speakers

Speakers

Nicholas You

Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategic Planning
United Nations

Stuart E. Weidie

President and CEO
The Blossman Companies

Kristi Wamstad-Evans

Sustainability Coordinator
City of Omaha

Kees van Rooijen

Director
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies

Jim Suttle

Mayor
City of Omaha

Leslie R. Strader

Assistant Environmental Steward
City of Columbus, Ohio

W. Cecil Steward

President and Founder
The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities

Christopher Shea

President and Chief Executive Officer
East Baltimore Development Inc.

Arun Kumar Sharma

Chief Investment Officer
Global Financial Markets Department of the International Finance Corporation

Saskia Ruijsink

Advisor
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies

Stephen Robillard

Vice President, High-Speed Rail USA, Mobility Division
Siemens Industry

Gayle Prest

Sustainability Director
City of Minneapolis

Peter Pollock

Ronald Smith Fellow
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Neal Peirce

Chairman
Citistates Group

Peter J. Park

Manager of Community Planning and Development
Denver, CO

Matthew Naud

Environmental Coordinator and an Assistant Emergency Manager
City of Ann Arbor

Dennis Murphey

Chief Environmental Officer
City of Kansas City

Gabriel Metcalf

Executive Director
San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR)

Gary Lawrence

Urban Strategies Leader
Arup

Matthew Hobby

Director, U.S. Utilities and Infrastructure, Corporate and Government Ratings
Standard & Poor's

Barbara C. Hewson

Chief of Urban Finance
UN-Habitat

Tony Cipollone

Vice President, Civic Sites and Initiatives
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Ricardo Charvel

Vice President of Institutional Relations and Communications for Mexico
CEMEX

Yehudi Blacher

Secretary
Department of Planning and Community Development, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Katie Wreed Bell

Partner
Global Well-Being, Gallup Inc.

Ana Marie Argilagos

Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Chandula Abeywickrema

Deputy General Manager
Marketing and Retail Banking, Hatton National Bank

Lauralee E. Martin

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Jones Lang LaSalle

Susan Zielinski

Managing Director
SMART, University of Michigan

Tom Wright

Executive Director
Regional Plan Association

Charles Rutheiser

Senior Associate
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Bill Reinert

National Manager of Advanced Technology
Toyota Motor Sales, USA

Gordon Feller

Co-Founder
Meeting of the Minds

Ron Dembo

Founder and CEO
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