2015 Annual Conference “Places For People” | October 21-23 ~ Tampa Hilton Downtown
2015 Conference Keynote Speakers
We are honored to feature Vicente Guallart, chief architect of the city of Barcelona, Spain, during the FRA program in Tampa, Oct. 22, 2015. Guallart is an international award-winning architect and the founder of Guallart Architects and the Institute of Advanced Architecture in Catalunya. He has also been the general director of Urban Habitat since 2011. Called “a pioneer of interaction between nature, technology and architecture,” he proposes new paradigms based in urban, social and cultural conditions emerging from an information society.
Joining Guallart as a keynote speaker at our annual program will be Fred Kent, founder and president of the nonprofit organization Project for Public Spaces! Kent is a leading authority on revitalizing city spaces and one of the foremost thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city. He is known throughout the world as a dynamic speaker and prolific ideas man.
“REINVENTING YOUR CITY” BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION
Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown are highly respected experts in the redevelopment field. Their work has resulted in over $1 billion in private sector investment in their client redevelopment areas.
As founders of RMA, a firm specializing in redevelopment, economic development, urban design, P3’s, real estate, business attraction & marketing, and government management they have successfully guided the transformation of numerous cities. Now, they are sharing their combined 50-plus years experience to guide municipal leaders nationwide on their quest to reinvent their own cities with the release of their first book “REINVENTING YOUR CITY”.
RMA will be hosting a Book Release/Dessert Reception during the 2015 FRA Conference. Come join us to celebrate!