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Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle to Host Restoring Community Conference
March 11 conference brings together leading thinkers in urban planning and public policy
ANAHEIM, CA - (March 1, 2010) - City of Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, in partnership with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Orange County/Inland Empire, is pleased to host the second Restoring Community Conference on March 11.  This unique forum gathers public sector officials, land use planning and real estate development professionals to present and discuss their thoughts and ideas related to building cities and community.  The conference will be held at Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa, starting at 8 a.m. and concluding at 4:30 p.m.

The 2010 conference, “Creating Cities that Protect Private Property, House the Family and Foster Civic Culture,” will offer thoughtful debate and viewpoints from nationally known speakers and panel discussion participants.  The headlining speakers include:  Joel Kotkin, presidential fellow in Urban Futures, Chapman University; Michael Barone, senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner and Fox News Channel contributor; and Caitlin Flanagan, award-winning journalist, author, social critic, and a contributing editor and book reviewer at The Atlantic Monthly.  A full list of participants can be found at www.restoringcommunityconference.com.

“This year’s program will challenge the current thinking in several areas of community planning,” said Mayor Pringle.  “Our speakers and panelists are experts in their respective fields, and I look forward to hearing their perspectives on how to effectively enhance a city without losing the critical spirit of community.”

The conference will focus on trends in modern urban planning and how property rights, land use tools and even civic culture impact a community’s ability to attract and retain families. Panel discussions will include focus on the meaning of family and community in the 21st century American city, community values vs. property rights, and housing the modern American family. 

Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa is located at 1600 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92803.

Complete details and ticket information for the Restoring Community Conference can be found at www.restoringcommunityconference.com


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