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Thursday, July 31, 2008
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Infrastructure 2008: A Competitive Advantage

President Dwight Eisenhower called for the construction of the Interstate Highway System and provided a means to pay for it with the first gasoline tax. Although faced with vocal opposition, he recognized that a modern highway system was essential for the mobility and economic competitiveness of the nation. Eisenhower provided the leadership to build the infrastructure that was necessary for the US to become the world economic leader.

With climate change, global competition especially for energy, inadequate infrastructure financing, and unsustainable development trends; the rules are changing. Every day we see the future - or at least parts of it - in the discussion nationally about 'cap and trade carbon legislation' or a National Infrastructure Bank. Locally we see 'green legislation' or challenges in funding road, sewer, water, and other infrastructure projects.

What does it take for our country, our communities, and even our businesses to remain competitive? Join us for a lively and provocative discussion.

7:30 AM Registration & Badge Pick-up

8:00 AM to 9:15 AM Program Continental Breakfast will be served.

Keynote Speaker: Tom Murphy, Senior Resident Fellow ULI/Kingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development, Former Mayor of Pittsburgh

Local Respondents:Howard Maier Executive Director, NOACAPaul Alsenas Director, Cuyahoga County Planning

Please Register by Thursday, July 24th 2008 ULI Members: $45 * Public Sector Members: $25 * YLG Members: $25. Non-Members of ULI please add $20 to your category.

A Free Infrastructure Report will be included!! Pick up Report at Event. No Reports mailed!

Please note: Registrations made after July 24th are considered "at the door". There is an additional $20 Fee for "at the door" registration. Click here to register.

President Dwight Eisenhower called for the construction of the Interstate Highway System and provided a means to pay for it with the first gasoline tax. Although faced with vocal opposition, he recognized that a modern highway system was essential for the mobility and economic competitiveness of the nation. Eisenhower provided the leadership to build the infrastructure that was necessary for the US to become the world economic leader. With climate change, global competition especially for energy, inadequate infrastructure financing, and unsustainable development trends; the rules are changing. Every day we see the future - or at least parts of it - in the discussion nationally about 'cap and trade carbon legislation' or a National Infrastructure Bank. Locally we see 'green legislation' or challenges in funding road, sewer, water, and other infrastructure projects. What does it take for our country, our communities, and even our businesses to remain competitive? Join us for a lively and provocative discussion. 7:30 AM Registration & Badge Pick-up 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM Program Continental Breakfast will be served. Keynote Speaker: Tom Murphy, Senior Resident Fellow ULI/Kingbeil Family Chair for Urban Development, Former Mayor of Pittsburgh Local Respondents:Howard Maier Executive Director, NOACAPaul Alsenas Director, Cuyahoga County Planning Please Register by Thursday, July 24th 2008 ULI Members: $45 * Public Sector Members: $25 * YLG Members: $25. Non-Members of ULI please add $20 to your category. A Free Infrastructure Report will be included!! Pick up Report at Event. No Reports mailed! Please note: Registrations made after July 24th are considered "at the door". There is an additional $20 Fee for "at the door" registration. Click here to register.

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