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Guide to the American Dream
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The American Dream Coalition presents
the fourth annual conference on
Preserving the American Dream
September 15-17, 2006
Crowne Plaza Atlanta - Buckhead
3377 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
- Learn how cities can relieve traffic congestion and deregulate land use
- Hear the latest research from the experts
- Exchange ideas with fellow activists
- Attend workshops on toll roads, eminent domain, and other key issues
Deregulating land use and reducing traffic congestion will be the major themes of the fourth annual Preserving the American Dream conference. The conference will include a tour of recent transportation and housing projects in the Atlanta area as well as dozens of speakers and workshops on transportation and land-use issues.
The conference will take place in Atlanta's Buckhead district, known as "the jewel of the city." The hotel is a few steps away from Atlanta's regional rail line (which, despite its convenience, actually carried fewer passengers in 2004 than in 1994).
The conference will feature dozens of speakers on a variety of land-use and transportation issues. As shown on the
detailed tentative agenda, confirmed speakers to date include:
Robert Bruegmann, author of 'Sprawl: A Compact History' and urban planning historian from the University of Illinois (Chicago);
James Dunn, author of 'Driving Forces: The Auto, Its Enemies, and the Politics of Mobility' and professor of political science at Rutgers University;
Bryce Adam Ward, a researcher at Harvard University specializing in the relationship between land-use regulation and housing affordability;
Les Bunte, assistant fire chief in Austin Texas and author of a report on the effects of traffic calming on emergency service providers;
Robert Poole, Adrian Moore, and Ted Balaker of the Reason Foundation will speak on transportation issues;
Wendell Cox of publicpurpose.com,
Sam Staley of the Buckeye Institute, and others will speak on land-use issues.
Workshops will cover such topics as:
Managing and expanding transportation systems to reduce congestion;
The link between land use, transportation, and air quality;
The effects of land-use regulation on housing affordability;
Eminent domain and tax-increment financing;
Registration and Fees
The conference will cost $225 ($150 student/low-income), which includes a buffet dinner on Friday, breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday, and a Saturday night banquet. The optional tour, which includes a box lunch and transportation, is an additional $25. Fees are refundable if cancellation is received by September 1; after September 1, fees will be refunded on cancellation if someone registers late to fill your space.
To register by mail, please download a registration form. Or you can
register on line.
Hotel and Travel Arrangements
If you are staying at the Crowne Plaza, make your reservations by
clicking here to register online or call 404-264-1111 and specify you want the American Dream Coalition conference rate of
$115 per night. To insure that you get this rate, make your reservations
before August 25th. After this date, they will try to provide this rate but it will not be guaranteed.
This conference is co-sponsored by:
- Georgia Public Policy Foundation
- Reason Foundation
- Leadership Institute
- Heritage Foundation
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota
- Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
- Thoreau Institute
- Georgia Power Company
- Georgia Transmission Corporation
- Home Builders Association of Georgia
- Sunny Park, GPPF Board of Governors
and other organizations.
These co-sponsors are critical to making the conference a success.
For more information on becoming a co-sponsor, please contact Randal O'Toole.