David Fiorenza

Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

David Fiorenza is an expert in local economic impact, the economics of the hospitality industry and state budgetary negotiations

Business Microeconometrics Urban Development Municipal Finance Public Sector

Leslie E. Papke

Professor of Economics · Michigan State University

Leslie Papke is an expert on public retirement systems, savings behavior, and school finance in Michigan.

Teacher Retirement Systems School Finance Public Retirement Systems

Ryan S. King, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology · Baylor University

Dr. King is a Professor of Biology and Directory of the Graduate Program in Biology at Baylor University.

Freshwater science to inform policy Community and ecosystem ecology Numeric water-quality criteria Ecological thresholds Streams and rivers

Xuefei Ren

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in the politics of urban development, globalization, social change, art and cultural industries

International architecture China Urban Development

Igor Vojnovic

Professor · Michigan State University

Expert on urban development, infrastructure investment, urban design, regional governance, taxation, and municipal issues

Municipal Issues Regional Governance Infrastructure Investment Urban Development Urban Design

Carolyn Loeb

Associate Professor Emerita · Michigan State University

Her current research includes postwar and post-reunification redevelopment, public art, and civic space in Berlin.

Berlin Redevelopment Women and Art U.S. and European Art and Architecture Modern and Contemporary Art and Architectural History Public Art

Steffanie Scott

Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Management · University of Waterloo

Leading international scholar on food security, food system change, and COVID-19 impacts on the food suppy.

Food Agriculture & Environment COVID-19 (Coronavirus) China Food Policy Local Food Systems

Georgeen Theodore

Director, Master of Infrastructure Planning Program · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor Theodore focuses on the relationship between strategic planning and local development

Equitable Economic Development Participatory & Dialogic Processes Regional Development Sustainable Building Design Strategic Planning

Andrea Kirkwood

Associate Professor · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Aquatic Ecology | Algae | Water Research | Water Quality | Water Pollution | Invasive Species | Environmental Microbiology

Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Invasive Species Algae algal blooms blue-green algae

Tom Tresser

Co-Founder · The CivicLab

Creativity champion. Civic educator. Public defender.

Non-Profits Research Public Speaking Social Change Creativity

Shane Seitz

Investment Officer · Ventas, Inc.

Establishing strategic relationships can be difficult, but Shane's expertise in acquisitions will provide great insight for any audience.

Joint Ventures Strategic Relationships Property Acquisition Medical Properties Asset Management

Cara Lisa Berg Powers

Executive Director · Transformative Culture Project

Innovative Solutions for a Changing World

Arts and Education Activism Policy Media Youth Development Arts and Culture

Ken Greenberg

Principal · Greenberg Consultants Inc.

Can you see what I see? Engage your imagination and improve your community with Greenberg Consultants award-winning urban designer

Urban Planning Green Development Sustainable Development Green Architecture Transforming Cities

Robert H. Edelstein

Professor Emeritus | Maurice Mann Chair in Real Estate | Co-Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Urban real estate economics and urban financial problems Property taxation and the role of the public sector Inter-linkages, securitization and globalization of real estate asset markets Design of optimal mortgage debt instruments and variable-rate mortgages Macroeconomic determinants of housing construction

Tracy Rittenhouse, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment, director of the Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center · University of Connecticut

Tracy Rittenhouse is an expert in the study of wildlife populations - bobcats, bear, frogs - within exurban development.

Citizen Science Forest Management Wildlife Populations Wetland Ecology Ranavirus Epidemics

Lisa Gerber

CEO · Big Leap Creative

Digital marketing strategist - Big Leap Creative

Content Marketing Content Strategy Digital Communications

Matthew Dewey

Clinical Assistant Professor · Loyola Marymount University

Clinical Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Media

Communication Studies Journalism and Media Studies

Ian Chodikoff

Founder and Director · Fora Strategic Planning Inc.

Founder and Director of a trust-based urban consultancy that helps clients see the invisible opportunities in their urban environments.

Urban Design Architecture Urban Planning

Deane Evans

Executive Director, Center for Building Knowledge, Center for Resilient Design · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Deane Evans focuses on creating innovative ways to improve the built environment through better design, better technology and new insights.

LEED AP Building Science Infrastructure Resilient Design and Construction Microgrids Planning, Protection and Control

Marco Formigoni

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Experienced in counseling, psychotherapy, adoption social work, community treatment, and program direction.

Adults and Health Aging Substance Abuse Behavioral Health Social Services Mental Health