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Journalists' Guide
 to the
American Dream

Preserving the American Dream
Conference Agenda

This agenda is tentative. You can download the final agenda here. You can also download the agenda for the tour of Atlanta.

Friday, September 15

Tour of Atlanta

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Optional bus tour of Atlanta-area transportation, housing, and related land-use projects

Reception and Panel

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Registration and welcoming reception

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Panel Discussion on Atlanta's Future

Steven Stancil (Georgia Regional Transportation Authority)
Representative Steve Davis (Georgia Legislature)
Wayne Mason (Atlanta Developer)
Chick Krautler (Atlanta Regional Commission)

Saturday, September 16 

Morning Session

Restoring America's Mobility

Breakfast Session
8:00 to 8:30 am

Keynote Speaker:
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson

 Plenary Session - 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Les Bunte
(Texas A&M Emergency Services Institute)
Traffic Calming and Emergency Service Providers

Robert Poole (Reason Foundation)
The Mobility Project

Roger Lawson ( Bromley (England) Roads Action Group )
Transport Issues in Britain

Robert Behnke (transit consultant)
Cost-Effective Transit

Mobility Workshops -10:45 am to 12:30 pm

Local Transportation Planning

Reducing Congestion

Transport Policy

Reforming Public Transit

Roger Lawson
Bromley Roads Action Group

Sam Staley
Reason Foundation

Senator Chip Pearson
of Georgia

Les Bunte
Emergency Services Training Institute

Rosa Rountree
Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority

Peter Samuel
Tollroads News

Robert Poole
Reason Foundation

Mike Kenn
Georgians for Better Transportation

Greg Cohen
American Highway Users' Alliance

Adrian Moore
Reason Foundation

Ron Utt
Heritage Foundation

David Willmott
New Zealand

Ted Balaker
Reason Foundation

Robert Behnke

Tom Rubin


12:30 to 1:45 pm

Keynote speaker:

James Dunn
Rutgers University
The Automobile and the Politics of Mobility

Afternoon Session:

Deregulating Land Use

Plenary Session - 1:45 to 3:45 pm

Steven Greenhut
(Orange County Register)
Deregulating Downtowns

Bryce Adam Ward
(Harvard University)
Deregulating the Housing Market

Edward Stringham
(San Jose State University)
Deregulating Affordable Housing Mandates

Wendell Cox
Deregulating Land Use

Land-Use Workshops - 4:00 to 5:45 pm

Eminent Domain, TIF, and TODs

Housing Affordability

Deregulating Land Use


Leonard Gilroy
Reason Foundation

John Charles
Cascade Policy Institute

Keith Hatcher
Georgia Association of Realtors

Jennifer Lang
Center for the American Dream

Edward Stringham
San Jose State University

Bryce Adam Ward
Harvard University

Ron Sifens
Cobb County Civic Association

Bettie Sleeth
Home Builders' Association of Georgia

Steven Greenhut
Orange County Register

Sam Staley
Reason Foundation

Wendell Cox
Public Purpose,

Yvonne Williams
Perimeter Community Improvement Districts

Harold Brown
University of Georgia

Joel Schwartz
American Enterprise Institute

Saturday Evening Banquet

Keynote Speaker:

Robert Bruegmann
University of Illinois at Chicago
Sprawl: A Compact History


Sunday, September 17

Morning Session:

Grassroots Organizing Workshop - 8:00 am to Noon

John Tillman (Americans for Limited Government)
Campaigning for Property Rights

Adrian Moore (Reason Foundation)
Campaigning for Mobility

Jon Caldara (Independence Institute)
Coordinating Grassroots Campaigns

Steve Stockman (Leadership Institute)
Coordinating Election Campaigns

Michael Joyce (Cary, NC City Councillor)
Working with Elected Officials

Ken Reid (Leesburg, VA Town Council)

Steven Greenhut (Orange County Register)
Working with the Media

James Dellinger (Capital Research Center)
How Smart Growth Groups Get Their Money



Noon to 1:15 pm

Special Panel: "The ADC Report"

Meeting of the American Dream Coalition - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm