The Future of Hampton Roads (FHR) will host the free Regional Futures’ Conference to address regional cooperation and to inspire and empower future leaders in Hampton Roads. The Regional Futures’ Conference features Robert Puentes, Director of the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative at non-partisan Brookings Institution, as keynote. Community leaders and business professionals are encouraged to attend this prestigious event.
Date: April 20, 2010
Time: 2:00 to 6:30 PM, Doors open at 1:30 PM
Where: Crowne Plaza Marina Hotel in Hampton, VA, 700 Settler’s Landing Road
1:30PM – Doors open – Check in
2:00PM – Program Starts promptly with Moderator, Clyde Hoey, Vice Chair of FHR
2:00PM – Regional History with John V. Quarstein, Historian
2:20PM – Keynote Speaker Robert Puentes, Fellow, Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program & Director, Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative with Regionalism – The Essential Path for Success: Do You Have a Future in Hampton Roads?
3:00PM – Panel of Futurists
- Joe S. Frank, Mayor, Newport News (Regional Governance)
- Alex Turner, FBI Regional Office (Regional Law Enforcement)
- Ray Taylor, President, FHR (Regional Transportation)
- Randy Gilliland, Chair, Green Jobs (Regional Green)
4:15PM – Extended Q&A
4:40PM – The Regional Call to Action
5:10PM – Reception and Discussion on Regionalism with Gen-X and Gen-Y Future Leaders, including door prizes and a cash bar
6:30PM – Adjourn
About the keynote speaker:
Robert Puentes is with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program as Director, Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. The Initiative was established to address the pressing transportation and infrastructure challenges facing cities, suburbs and regions in the United States. Recent publications include:
- “A Bridge to Somewhere: Rethinking American Transportation for the 21st Century”
- “America’s Infrastructure: Ramping Up or Crashing Down”
- “Caution: Challenges Ahead, A Review of New Urban Demographics and Impacts on Transportation”
- “From Traditional to Reformed: A Review of the Land Use Regulations in the Nation’s 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas”
- “Prosperity at Risk: Toward a Competitive New Jersey”
- “One Fifth of the Nation: A Profile of Change in America’s First Suburbs”
Click here for full bio for Robert Puentes.
There is no cost to attend; for more information, visit Future of Hampton Roads.
Who is Future of Hampton Roads?
The Future of Hampton Roads, Inc. (FHR) is a nonpartisan, apolitical, non-profit, “think tank” organization founded in 1982 by a group of Hampton Roads community leaders who were committed to improving the quality of life for the citizenry of Hampton Roads currently and into the next century.
Recognizing the undeniable benefits of regionalism, FHR has as its mission to encourage, support, and sustain activities and other organizations which promote regionalism; and to work toward achieving the vision of a political union representing the region.