SCHEDULE, TOPICS,

TOURS AND ACTIVITIES

(New - see tours below!)

TUESDAY, June 8th, 2021
WEDNESDAY, June 9th, 2021
THURSDAY, June 10th, 2021

1:00 pm // Registration opens

2:00pm // Tours

5:00 pm // Tours return

6:00pm // OPENING RECEPTION

7:30 pm // Reception ends

8:00 pm // Tours, evening activities,                                          dinner on your own 

8:00am // Registration, refreshments

9:00am // Welcome and Overview

9:20am // Retrofitting Suburbia: Livable Places                      for ALL (Plenary Session 1)

10:15am // NETWORKING COFFEE 1

10:45am // Toward Resilient Cities and 

                      Suburbs: A New Agenda?

                      (Plenary Session 2)

12:00pm // NETWORKING COFFEE 2

12:30pm // Speed Presentations (by attendees)

1:00pm // Lunch (on your own)

2:30pm // Case Studies, Tools and Lessons

                   (Breakout Session 1)

3:45pm // NETWORKING COFFEE

4:15pm // Case Studies, Tools and Lessons

                   (Breakout Session 2)

5:30pm // End

6:30pm //Reception

8:00pm // Evening Plenary (open to the public)

8:00am // Registration, refreshments

9:00am // Welcome and Overview

9:20am // Learning from COVID: Why Public

                   Space Matters (Plenary Session 3)

10:15am // NETWORKING COFFEE 3

10:45am // Learning from COVID: Healthier

                      Cities and Towns for ALL 

                      (Plenary Session 4)

12:00pm // NETWORKING COFFEE 4

12:30pm // Speed Presentations (by attendees)

1:00pm // Lunch (on your own)

2:30pm // Livable Cities for ALL

                   (Breakout Session 3)

3:45pm // NETWORKING COFFEE

4:15pm // Public Spaces for ALL

                   (Breakout Session 4)

5:30pm // End

6:30pm // Reception, Awards and Discussion 

                   Dinner (for ticketed guests)

FRIDAY, June 11th, 2021
SATURDAY, June 12th, 2021

8:00am // Registration, refreshments

9:00am // Welcome and Overview

9:20am // Toward Smarter Cities and Suburbs:

                   Technology and People

                   (Plenary Session 5)

10:15am // NETWORKING COFFEE 5

10:45am // Sharing International Lessons:

                      Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

                      (Plenary Session 6)

12:00pm // NETWORKING COFFEE 6

12:30pm // Speed Presentations (by attendees)

1:00pm // Lunch (on your own)

2:30pm // Active Transportation /

                   Tools and Strategies

                   (Breakout Session 5

3:45pm // NETWORKING COFFEE

4:15pm // Placemaking by Design

                  (Breakout Session 6)

5:30pm // End

6:00pm// Tours, evening activities,

                   dinner on your own

9:00am // Farmers' Market

11:30am // Tours, daytime activities

5:30pm // End 

7:00pm // Closing reception and party

SOPHIA SQUARE, 110 W. Main Street

Join us for an exclusive party in the center of the Sophia Square Apartments on Main Street for the last night of the conference. A cash bar and free appetizers will be provided. Pop in for refreshments and networking while browsing the shops on Main Street during Meet Me on Main. 

Conference

TOPICS

The 57th IMCL conference in Carmel will focus special attention on effective strategies and visionary design solutions to making our cities, and especially their suburban areas, healthy and livable for ALL – young and old, poor and well-to do, and those with health and mobility issues. Among the many topics we will explore:

TOURS AND ACTIVITIES

Note: Tour sales are now closed.  Inquire in-person or email to leslie@imcl.online for support.  Thank you!

BUS TOUR OF CARMEL

REDEVELOPMENT, ROUNDABOUTS, AND RETHINKING THE TRADITIONAL SUBURB

Tuesday June 8, 2PM-5PM

Saturday, June 12, 11:30AM-2:30PM

Visitors on this tour will get an overview of Carmel’s redevelopment projects during the last 20 years including The Village of West Clay, which was Carmel’s first planned unit development to make a change from the traditional suburban zoning categories and bring together residential, commercial and retail properties in the same area. The tour will study the public private partnerships and tax increment financing used to create Carmel’s new walkable downtown, the Center for the Performing Arts, the Carmel Arts & Design District and Midtown. See the private investment projects that followed these transformative projects. As this is a driving tour, participants will see why Carmel is known as the roundabout capital of the United States and experience how roundabouts have been incorporated along neighborhood streets and high-volume roadways.

WHITE RIVER GREENWAY BIKE TOUR

CENTRAL CORE WALKING TOUR

MAIN STREET, MIDTOWN & CARMEL'S NEW DOWNTOWN - A STROLL ALONG THE MONON

Tuesday June 8, 2PM-5PM

Saturday, June 12, 11:30AM-2:30PM

This walking tour will travel along a section of the Monon Greenway and give an overview of the redevelopment projects in Carmel‘s central core during the last 20 years. Tour guests will see Carmel’s new downtown, City Center, along with the Center for the Performing Arts. Learn about the Arts & Design District, including the Indiana Design Center, and how these public private partnership (PPP) redevelopment projects transformed the rundown and underused old town area into the Midwest’s premier destination for art and design. This tour will also visit Midtown, our newest PPP, which has become one of the city’s most popular public gathering places where mixed use and many outdoor activities ensure a thriving atmosphere day and night. Tours guests will also see the residential housing renaissance that occurred due to the success of these redevelopment projects.

This bike tour will focus on Carmel’s central core and show how the rail-to-trail project, the Monon Greenway, has created some of Central Indiana’s most desirable real estate both for residents and businesses. Our Monon Greenway is akin to beachfront property, which has resulted in increased values for properties near the trail. The Monon Greenway also flows south into downtown Indianapolis and to adjacent cities to the north. In addition to the City Center, Midtown and Arts & Design District, this tour will include a visit to Carmel Central Park and Monon Community Center through the heart of the city highlighting all the amenities that have developed along the trail and include some areas of the trail that also bring you closer to nature.

MONON GREENWAY BIKE TOUR

PEDALING THE PATH TO PROGRESS - A BIKE TOUR  THROUGH THE HEART OF CARMEL

Tuesday June 8, 2PM-5PM

A DEEPER DIVE OF DEVELOPING BIKE TRAILS

Saturday, June 12, 11:30 AM-2:30PM

This bike tour will provide an extended view of our connected network of trails and paths. Participants will visit the far east side of Carmel along the White River Trail exploring the woodlands along the river. We will stop there for an explanation of the future plans for river-front expansion and river ecology center - a project in partnership with the 1800s living history museum Conner Prairie and the Carmel Clay Parks Department. The tour will then return to the city’s central core and see how the lifestyle center on the north side of Carmel is connected to all the amenities along the Monon Greenway.

LATE NIGHT ON MAIN

EVENING ACTIVITY ON YOUR OWN

LOCATION: Main Street and 2nd Avenue NW

Friday, June 11th, 9PM-Midnight

This cherished community event allows Main Street shops to stay open late and local vendors to have booths to sell food and beverages.  A local band will play on a large stage at the end of Main Street from 9 p.m. to midnight.

MEET ME ON MAIN

EVENING ACTIVITY ON YOUR OWN

LOCATION: Main Street and 2nd Avenue NW

Saturday, June 12th, 5PM-9PM

Located in the heart of Old Town Carmel, Indiana, the Arts & Design District is the Midwest’s premier arts and design destination.  Meet Me on Main includes all of the best components of Carmel’s Main Street – live music, face painting and caricatures and businesses staying open until 9 p.m. This monthly event offers take home “hands-on” art options to the public.