(And Travel Info - See Below)
Please join us in beautiful Carmel!
Be part of our 2021 conference in the state-of-the-art Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts, our venue in Carmel, Indiana, USA (pictured in the photo above). This city, 180 miles southeast of Chicago and easily accessible by air, is an extraordinary showcase of transformation from a former sprawling suburb of Indianapolis to an increasingly diverse, walkable town of livable neighborhoods. We'll share effective tools and lessons from this and other successful transformations around the USA and internationally, with leading mayors, planners, designers, economic development experts, developers, researchers, NGO heads, and many others. And we'll study Carmel's lessons, with in-depth sessions, tours, and enjoyable evenings out to mix with other conference-goers!
A special invitation from Mayor Jim Brainard of Carmel
(Long-time member of the IMCL Board of Stewards)
Dear conference attendees and interested parties:
I'm excited to invite you to the City of Carmel this year for the 57th International
Making Cities Livable conference to see how we have created a vibrant city by
transforming a car suburb into a more walkable community. At past Livable Cities
conferences, I have learned from the best in the world about creating distinct
mixed use, human scale areas to which people are drawn and in which they can
thrive. As you walk or bike through our central core, you will see many of the principles in action at our new downtown City Center, the thriving Arts & Design District and Midtown.
At the Livable Cities conference in Carmel, you will have the opportunity to discuss a wide variety of strategies for cities whether large or small, whether urban or rural, designed to improve how your residents, businesses and visitors interact. Thought provoking discussions and great visuals help convey how to better plan public spaces, transportation patterns and other city design tools to help your city compete among the best.
This conference brings together a blend of academic leaders, elected officials, city planners and engineers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Canada and across the United States. Attendees will have the unparalleled opportunity to hear from all corners of the globe and have projects critiqued during the competition segment of the conference.
The Livable Cities conference also allows plenty of time for attendees to discuss their ideas and current projects or issues with others and get helpful feedback. In addition, we'll make sure you get out and about to explore all that Central Indiana has to offer. We know that you will find the blend of our hospitality and culture a welcome surprise. I look forward to seeing you in June of 2021 in Carmel, Indiana.
Very truly yours,
Mayor, City of Carmel, IN