The 22nd annual conference of the Growth & Infrastructure Consortium was held in Denver, CO on October 12-14, 2016 at the Downtown Embassy Suites. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Intersection of Infrastructure and Technology.” Sessions addressed the effects of new technologies (the sharing economy, robotic vehicles, etc.), on future infrastructure needs, the shape of future housing demand (new housing options, effects of housing loss), sustainability (measuring sustainability, water conservation), and a walking tour of Denver bike/ped/transit improvements (see map). See the conference program. Planners were able to earn up to 11.25 AICP certification maintenance hours. The conference registration fee was $275 before September 23, $350 thereafter, and $75 for students. Registration included lunch on Thursday and Friday, Thursday dinner, and morning coffee/afternoon snacks. Those staying at the conference hotel could also take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary hot breakfasts and evening receptions.
We are grateful to the following sponsors of the 2016 conference for helping us keep the conference affordable:
Platinum ($1,500): TischlerBise
Gold ($750): NUE Urban Concepts, Raftelis, Tindale-Oliver, White & Smith, and Willdan
Academic Sponsors: University of Florida, Georgia State University, Rutgers, University of Connecticut
Board of Directors Election
Four positions on the GIC Board of Directors were up for election at the conference. The four incumbents (Nilgun Kamp, Clancy Mullen, Jerry Murphy, and John Osborne) were reelected to another 2-year term. The other nominees were Andrew Rheem and Kathleen Ball.
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GIC evolved out of annual informal get-togethers of impact fee administrators in Florida that began in the late 1990s. Initially called the Impact Fee Roundtable, it grew from afternoon gatherings in local government offices to a two-day conference held in a rented venue. The first conference to be held outside of Florida was in Phoenix in 2002, when the name was changed to the National Impact Fee Roundtable. By this time, it had become apparent that a formal organization was required to oversee the annual conference. The National Impact Fee Roundtable was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2004. In recognition of a growing interest in expanding the scope beyond the subject of just impact fees, the name was changed to Growth & Infrastructure Consortium in 2010.