March 27, 2014 

Breakfast Session

7:30 AM9:15 AM

Daytime Program

9:15 AM–5:00 PM



Empire Room
203 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Driving Directions 

Parking available at the Empire Room parking garage. Enter from S. Davie Street.


Evening Program

March 27, 2014
6:00 PM–9:00 PM



The Carolina Theatre
310 S. Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 27401

Driving Directions 

Jeff Speck

Jeff Speck (evening keynote)
Co-Author, Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Author, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time 

Learn more about our speakers.


A Framework for Prosperity: The Presentation of Piedmont Together's Regional Vision

Choose from a variety of fun, interactive, and informative community development sessions.

Hear about best practices from around the country, witness the unveiling of our regional plan, and listen to nationally renowned experts in the creation of livable and prosperous communities. 

Join us for any or all of the following:

  • Breakfast program featuring Mayor Knox White from Greenville, SC
  • Daytime program featuring local, regional and national community development leaders
  • Evening program From Plan to Implementation focused on next-steps, featuring keynote speaker Jeff Speck and a panel discussion by leaders in creating livable communities.


Breakfast Program (at the Empire Room)

7:30 to 8:00  Breakfast and Network

8:00 to 8:15  Welcome and Introductions
Algenon Cash (Wharton Gladden), Mayor Nancy Vaughan (City of Greensboro)

8:15 to 8:30  What is Piedmont Together?
Mark E. Kirstner (Piedmont Together, Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation)

8:30 to 8:35  Introduction to Keynote
Introduction by Mayor Allen Joines

8:35 to 9:15  Breakfast Keynote
Getting it done – Partnerships and Cooperation
Mayor Knox White (City of Greenville, SC)

Daytime Program (includes lunch; at the Empire Room)

9:15 to 9:30  Sign-In

9:30 to 9:45  Welcome Back - The BIG Picture
Algenon Cash and Mark Kirstner

9:45 to 12:30  Focus Area Presentations

Places and Spaces
The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter: An Innovative Place and Space
Dr. Eric Tomlinson 

The Success In Doing It Right
Bob Isner (Developer) and Larry Woods (Winston-Salem Housing Authority)            

The Cost of Auto Orientation
Charles Marohn (Strong Towns)                     

12:30 to 1:30  Lunch

1:30 to 3:10  Focus Area Presentations

The Dollars and Sense of Downtown Development 
Joe Minicozzi (Urban 3)
Planning for a Networked Produce Storage and Aggregation System for the Piedmont Triad Region
Jennifer Walker

The City of Greensboro’s Current Efforts in Addressing Food Insecurity and Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Phil Fleischmann

The Possibilities and Potential of Local Food Councils
Marianne LeGreco   

3:10 to 3:25  Break
3:25 to 4:15  Creating Opportunity Through the Equity Lens
Research and Mapping for Equitable Growth
Victor Rubin (PolicyLink)

4:15 to 4:45  Turning to Implementation: A Call to Action
From Plan to Implementation
Mark E. Kirstner, Project Manager                          

4:45 Wrap-up

Evening Program (at the Carolina Theatre)

6:00 to 6:30  Social Half-Hour, Cash Bar

6:30 to 6:45  What is Piedmont Together?
Mark E. Kirstner

6:45 to 7:30  Keynote
Why Walkability?
Jeff Speck (Author, Planner, Architectural Designer)

7:30 to 8:30  Panel Discussion: From Plan to Implementation
Moderator: Algenon Cash
Panelists: Speck, Minicozzi, Marohn, Rubin

8:30 to 9:00  Social Half-Hour, Cash Bar