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The Business of City Building

April 25 - April 26

April 25 & 26 2017

The Business of City Building

San Diego Public Library

Sponsored by the CityAge, a platform for ideas and development designed to foster connections between the business, government, and social leaders who are creating tomorrow’s cities. View the program here

This conference focuses on successful urban development, a core topic for designers of the built environment.  The 1 1/2-day program touches upon the key elements needed to facilitate and finance the adaptation and rejuvenation of urban places and explores evolving data tools & technologies, design & development ideas, sustainable strategies, transportation, housing and education.

  • Understand the latest thinking about city-building in the context of global competitive challenges.
  • Consider how design goals can intersect with the economics of urban development.
  • Explore successful case studies of partnership based models of urban redesign and development.
  • Listen to acknowledged experts connected to the city-building realm in the fields of government, technology, architecture, planning, finance, sustainability, housing, transportation and education.

AIA members who attend are eligible for 3.0 CE LU’s HSW-eligible, reported by the AIA San Diego.


Participants at CityAge: San Diego will include: 

  • Kevin Faulconer, Mayor, City of San Diego, CA 
  • Charles Black, President and CEO, CB Urban Development
  • Samuel Assefa, Chief Planner, City of Seattle, WA 
  • Randa Coniglio, President & CEO, Port of San Diego
  • Korin Crawford, Executive Advisor, Infrastructure, City of Los Angeles, CA 
  • Lewis Horne, President, Southern California and Hawaii, CBRE
  • Mary Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs, Dean of Extension at the University of California San Diego 
  • Wellington Reiter, Senior Advisor to the President, Arizona State University (Phoenix, AZ) 
  • Carol Fukunaga, Chair – Public Works, Infrastructure & Sustainability Committee, City of Honolulu, HI 
  • Rebecca Bagley, Vice Chancellor for Economic Partnerships, University of Pittsburgh, PA 
  • Rick Cole, City Manager, City of Santa Monica, CA 
  • David Graham, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Office of Neighborhood Services, City of San Diego 
  • Jim Parajon, Deputy City Manager, City of Arlington, TX 
  • Rick Dudley, City Manager, City of Murrieta, CA
  • Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego 
  • Erik Caldwell, Director, Economic Development, City of San Diego 
  • Gary Halbert, City Manager, City of Chula Vista, CA


April 25
April 26
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San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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