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Thursday October 17, 2013 at 8:00 AM 
Thursday October 17, 2013 at 12:30 PM 

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Center of New Hampshire, Radisson Hotel 
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Citizens Bank

Community Development Finance Authority


George K. Baum

Morgan Stanley

Nixon Peabody

Northern New England Housing Investment Fund

RBC Capital Markets

St. Mary's Bank

Navigating Housing's Future -
Annual Economic and Housing Market Update Conference

Welcome to the registration site for our annual Economic and Housing Market Update Conference! Full conference information and tentative agenda may be found on New Hampshire Housing's conference page on its website.

Registration is $35 per person. Registration deadline has been extended to Friday, October 11! All conference registrations are being taken online, whether you will be paying by check or by credit card.

3.0 AICP Certification Maintenance credit hours are pending for this event.

If you would like to become one of our conference sponsors, click here.

NOTE: If you are an event sponsor, please do not register online for your free attendees. Instead, contact Nancy Kilbride at 603-472-4893 or to submit that information

Tentative Agenda

8:00-8:30        Registration/Full Breakfast
8:30-8:45        Welcome by Dean Christon, Executive Director of New Hampshire Housing

8:45-9:30        Preliminary results of "A Statewide Analysis of Housing Needs and 
                       Preferences in New Hampshire"- Dennis Delay and Russ Thibeault

Dennis Delay, economist with the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies and Russ Thibeault, President of Applied Economic Research, will present preliminary results of a new study commissioned by New Hampshire Housing. “A Statewide Analysis of Housing Needs and Preferences in New Hampshire” takes a look at economic, demographic and social trends to help determine what amount and type of housing growth might be needed in the next five to ten years in the state.

9:30-10:10       Panel discussion on study results with Kelly Clark, AARP State Director, and
                        Kate Luczko, Executive Director at Stay Work Play- Moderated by Ben Frost, 
                        Director, Public Affairs at New Hampshire Housing

10:10-10:30     Networking Break
10:30-10:40     Bringing You Home Awards Presentation
10:40-10:55     Remarks by Governor Maggie Hassan
10:55-11:15     Legislative Update

11:15-12:15     Keynote address by Charles R. (Chuck) Wolfe, M.R.P., J.D.

To create vibrant, sustainable cities, says Seattle attorney Charles Wolfe, we must first understand what happens naturally when people congregate in cities—the innate, unprompted interactions of urban dwellers with each other and their surrounding environment. Wolfe, author of the illustrated e-book Urbanism Without Effort, argues that city dwellers invariably celebrate environments where they can coexist safely, in a mutually supportive way, and finds such celebration most interesting when it occurs spontaneously—seemingly without effort. Through illustrations and examples of real life—both historic and current—he contends it is critical to first isolate these spontaneous examples of successful urban land use before applying government policies or initiatives.

Charles R. (Chuck) Wolfe, M.R.P., J.D. provides a unique perspective about cities as both a long time writer about urbanism worldwide and as an attorney in Seattle, where he focuses on land use and environmental law. In particular, his work involves the use of sustainable development techniques and innovative land use regulatory tools on behalf of both the private and public sectors. He frequently counsels clients on ways to achieve the successful redevelopment of infill properties under federal, state, and local regulatory regimes. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, where he teaches land use law at the graduate levels and has been a major contributor to major research efforts addressing urban center, transit oriented and brownfield redevelopment. His new book, Urbanism Without Effort, was published by Island Press in May.